by Justin Morton
Our lives are filled with a lot of chaos and noise. So many different things in our world are vying for our attention. With every new day, more and more voices are screaming for Christians to conform to the evils of the world. If we are not careful, we can allow those voices to drown out the voice of our chief shepherd (I Pet. 5:4).
Just imagine if your child or grandchild was standing in the back of the auditorium, and you were standing in the front. As long as it was just you and the child in the auditorium, you would easily hear his or her voice calling for you. However, imagine trying to hear your child’s voice if the auditorium was full of talking people. Due to the many voices in the room, your child’s words would be drowned out. You would not hear them clearly because of all the other voices competing for your attention.
As disciples of Christ, we must be careful not to allow all the “other voices” in our world to drown out the most important voice of all. These other voices want to saturate our mind with false truths and messages that go against God’s will for our lives. They believe if they speak loudly enough, it will drown out the truths of God’s Word in our lives.
Friends, we must be on guard and not allow the voices of others to drown out the voice of God. No matter what other voices may say, God’s word is truth (Jn. 17:17) and it’s that truth that will set us free (Jn. 8:32). May you and I listen closely and not allow the voices of others to drown out the voice of God.