(Proverbs 7:24 KJV) Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
I can almost feel Solomon’s frustration here. The context is a young man who is being led astray by sexual temptation. His hormones are screaming at him. I can see his father grabbing him by the shoulders, shaking him, getting in his face and saying, “pay attention” (7181) or as Shakespeare’s father would have said, “Hearken”. I can see the boy turning his head to watch the babe sashay down the street.
It doesn’t seem to be working.
What are you watching at this point? What are you focusing on instead of the wisdom your Father has to offer? Your neighbor’s wife? Your co-worker? TV? Music? You Tube?
So pay attention. God is speaking to you in different ways than He is speaking to me but I can guarantee He is speaking. Don’t make Him grab you by the shoulders and give you a good shaking.