Daily Bible Inspirations

Come Here and Hear

by Ami Hendrickson

Joshua said to the children of Israel, “Come here, and hear the words of the LORD your God.”

Joshua 3:9

The children of Israel were strangers in a strange land.

Joshua, their new leader, wanted them to believe that God was leading them as He had promised. But before they could believe God’s promises, first they had to hear them.

The people prepared themselves to listen to God. They sanctified themselves, making sure they were clean, attentive, and ready to hear what He had to say. Then, when God spoke, they listened. They followed God’s instructions and, as a result, God worked a mighty miracle on their behalf (read Joshua 3 for the whole exciting story)!

Often, the world makes it difficult for us to hear what God has to say to us. He may be willing to do great things on our behalf, but if we don’t take the time to listen, we lose out.

Consider taking some time and seeking Him. Listen. Hear what He has to say to you.


Loving Father,
I am here. Please come here, too.
Be near to me.
Keep me close to you.
Let me hear what You are trying to say to me.
In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.