If You Receive

While taking a walk before sunset, I passed by a neighbor’s lawn. 

On the edge of the property, two dish antennas had been placed near the curb. 

I am assuming they were both discarded and placed there for trash pick up. 

Dish antennas collect signals and bring televisions to life with information. 

Without making the effort to have a working antenna, there will be no way to get the exact set of signals. 

The television must receive information from somewhere in order to function. 

In the book of Proverbs, we find these words:

My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

 Proverbs 2:1-5 
IF the author’s son received his words–and then took heed to learn from them, good would come from it. 

But what if his son DIDN’T receive his words?

Then he likely would not treasure his commandments, pay attention to wisdom or search for understanding and insight. 

All because of failing to receive his father’s words. 

What are we doing in our own lives to make sure that we are receiving the words of God? 

Are we listening to Him?

Is our “antenna” in place?

Or did we take it down and throw it on the side of the road?

Have we closed our ears (and our hearts) so that we are not receiving?

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