My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10
Hey, do you watch “The Voice”?!! Love that show! Love the judges…well, mostly and usually. What I love is the concept of the show. Contestants are supposed to be judged solely on their singing voices. Looks, don’t count. Dance moves, don’t count. Clothes, don’t count. It’s really evident in the first round when the judges have their backs to the singers and blindly choose who will be on their teams. Selected by only…The Voice.
Jesus has a voice; however, sometimes it’s not heard. People will tell you what Jesus says, but that’s not his voice. Books are written about Jesus, but that’s not his voice. Religion will try to show you how Jesus says to live, but that’s not his voice. But, you can hear the voice of Jesus for yourself. The Bible contains his authentic words, his verbal voice. And, it contains information about his life, his active voice. Jesus never intended for other people to tell you what he says; he gives you the opportunity to read and hear it for yourself. Then, you can make your own decision about what you have discovered.
Think how stupid “The Voice’ would be if the judges made their selections based on reading about the contestants, hearing families and friends talk about the contestants, and viewing videos the show made about the contestants, BUT could never hear the actual voices of the contestants. Thank goodness, the show isn’t like that. Neither is the voice of Jesus.