How’s your hearing these days?
Have you recently had someone say to you,
“You aren’t listening to me?”
Most of us have.
Maybe we weren’t paying attention, or maybe we didn’t want to hear what we knew someone was going to say.
Whatever the reason, not listening can get us into a lot of trouble.
The trouble is especially serious if we aren’t listening to God
Before we go on in this lesson, it’s important to establish the fact that God does want us to listen to him.
Dallas Willard says:
Hearing God? A daring idea, some would say—presumptuous and even dangerous. But what if we were made for it? What if the human system simply will not function properly without it? [without listening to God] There are good reasons to think it will not. (from Hearing God).
To live for what we were made for, to help us function properly, to help us listen to God, and for some practical tips on how to do it better is what we want to learn in this lesson as the lives of Samuel and Saul show us the contrast of one life spent listening to God and one that didn’t.
Below is a podcast and then a video of the lesson and below them, the notes for it.