Zechariah 7:13 ” ‘When I called, they did not listen; so when they called, I would not listen,’ says the Lord Almighty.”

The notion of this verse is very sobering . For we assume God listens to our prayers and hears us when we call to Him…but this verse shows it can be otherwise. And it’s not the only place in the Bible we read of God repeatedly calling to His people, “Reform your ways and your actions”…calling again and again with the intention of eliciting a very specific response…the response of His people returning back to Him. We find this notion again in Micah 3:4, “They will cry out to the Lord, but He will not answer them. At that time He will hide His face from them because of the evil they have done.” The bottom line is…God is not obligated to listen to His people when they are habitually rebellious, disobedient, and corrupt… and refuse to listen to Him.

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