READING THE BOOK OF SECOND KINGS CHAPTER THREE.
Often times we allow our own desires and drams to get in the way of God perfect and greatest plan for our lives. We would pray for God’s will but follow our limited ways to help him along. It is time to let Jesus do His part in our lives and keep our minds available to hear His voice.
Our favorite verse in 2 Kings Chapter 3 is:
But now bring me a harpist.While the harpist was playing, the hand of the Lord came on Elisha (2 Kings 3:15 NIV)
What is interrupting our ability to hear the word of God?
- Elisha was very upset and angry because the kings of Israel and Edom had been unfaithful to God. However, because of the circumstances of the moment, now they wanted to consult on God about what would happen in the battle. The prophet’s inner struggle prevented him from hearing the voice of God.
- Elisha asked to hear somebody play a harp to quiet his spirit and elevate the mind to spiritual and heavenly things.
- God’s people often misunderstand or undermined the value of music on our lives and its power to combat fatigue, avert the influences of evil angels or elevate the soul above the cares, doubts, anger, bitterness and un-fairness of life. If more sacred hymns and music were sung at home, in our business places or schools, the children of God would be more united and be closer to God.
Lord, take away the anxiety, anger and concerns that prevent us from hearing your voice. Impresses on our minds to listen only to music praises you and bring us closer to your throne of glory. Amen.
By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios.