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MORNING WATCH NOTES:
Here the Lord when he says, “Be quiet and rest, silent and still, listen and reflect.“ But his people would not. “Ask for the ancient way and walking it. Travel that path and find rest for your soul. But his people would not” (Jer 6:16). “Come on to me and I will give you rest“ (Mat 11:28). But God‘s people, we, who always have something to say, fill the silence with their own babblings.
Someone once said, “Blessed are those who have nothing to say and cannot be persuaded to say it.“*
God’s people disregarded God’s Word as trivial, nonessential and elementary. They boasted the great plans made of men. They, so liberated and free, will find God‘s Word to be the stone upon which they will stumble, fall and be broken in pieces. It will be the snare the traps them. Oh Lord, like Job I have nothing to say. I have everything to gain by closing my mouth and waiting on you to speak(Job 42:1-6).
*Dobie, J. Frank, Cow People, University of Texas Press, Austin, Texas, (1964, 1984- pg. 85)