The devil is sure sneaky and deceiving. He is not called out in the Bible as ‘the father of lies’ without just cause. Sometimes his voice is initially similar but if we listen intently, we’ll know the difference. If we lean into God’s word and prayer, the Spirit will guide us one way or the other, sooner or later. The closer we get to God, the better we sheep can hear our Shepherd’s voice.
That’s discernment to recognize the difference between the voices.
When it’s unclear and we don’t understand how it’s going to matter and make a positive difference, it takes faith that trusts Him.
Lastly, it takes discipling obedience to do what His voice beckons.
There is no other way to please God than simply doing our best to discern, trust and obey. Yes, we must trust and obey for there is no other way.
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