“Today if you hear His voice . . .” (Psalm 96:8).
Every word in this portion of Scripture reveals eternal, unfathomable, unspeakable revelation.
God is in the “now.” He is the great I AM. “Today” reveals God’s great love and mercy. If a person repents, man can always come to Him and find forgiveness and newness.
“If” reveals revelations and mysteries beyond comprehension, such as:
1. God is offering Himself . . . including speaking. It is up to a person how they respond and/or receive. He is always offering Himself, even for eternity.
2. God has created man into His own image and likeness. God gave man choice and infinitely more.
3. Since man is the image of God, man chooses God or self. Even a believer chooses every day between God and self (Joshua 24:16). Man chooses to hear God or not.
(Today if) You
God offers Himself to every person on earth.
He has justified Himself to mankind, to every person in an infinite number of ways. He has offered Himself to a person for an infinite number of moments.
(Today if you) Hear
We can hear God’s voice with our spirit person.
He is always speaking, in many ways.
It is up to a person whether they hear Him or not.
(Today if you hear) His
The greatest and highest privilege for man is to know God.
It is an eternal mystery that God would allow a person to hear His voice . . . to have a personal relationship with Him . . . to be His child . . . to live forever with Him.
(Today if you hear His) Voice
God speaks . . . Jesus speaks . . . and infinitely more.
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27).
Some of the many glorious things Jesus does in His relationship with man are below.
God believes in you
Jesus Christ is God. Jesus believes in you.
Jesus died for you
Jesus shed His blood for you.
Jesus gives the kingdom
Jesus gives eternal life
Jesus gives Himself
Jesus prays and intercedes
Jesus sets free
Jesus reveals Himself
Jesus knocks on the door of your heart
Jesus offers fellowship
Jesus said, “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you” (John 15:7).