When Israel could no longer hear the voice of the Lord, they followed a god that had no voice. Psalm 115 says, “Their idols are silver and gold, The work of man’s hands. They have mouths, but they cannot speak; They have eyes, but they cannot see; They have ears, but they cannot hear; They have noses, but they cannot smell; They have hands, but they cannot feel; They have feet, but they cannot walk; They cannot make a sound with their throat.” Henceforth, why when Elijah said to them, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him. But the people did not answer him a word.” (1 Kings 18:21)
We are called to learn from Israel. They were an example to us, so we could know what to do and what not to do. We have the Bible, which is the voice of God in writing; we have the Holy Spirit which is the voice of God in sound; we have no reason to not be able to hear the voice of God, unless sin/unbelief/disobedience has hindered our ability to hear. But even that can be changed with repentance. We have a living God as our savior, Yahweh is not an idol, He is alive; He’s a communicator; He loves to talk to us. He loves to tell us stuff, just because He loves to talk to us. If you can hear Him it’s an invitation to follow Him.
Remember this new year 5782 on the Hebrew calendar the voice of the Lord is going to be the loudest voice in the air, so you can know the truth and the truth will set you free to follow Him. I pray you make His voice your choice!