2 Chronicles 33:7-10 He took the image he had made and put it in God’s temple, of which God had said to David and to his son Solomon, “In this temple and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put my Name forever. I will not again make the feet of the Israelites leave the land I assigned to your ancestors, if only they will be careful to do everything I commanded them concerning all the laws, decrees and regulations given through Moses.” But Manasseh led Judah and the people of Jerusalem astray, so that they did more evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites. The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.
One of the most frustrating things about being a parent is when your kids don’t listen to you. You say, “Don’t do that,” and they do it. You say, “Do that,” and they don’t. Kids can drive you crazy as they won’t listen to the incredible wisdom you posses.
Can you imagine how frustrated God must get with us? Can you imagine Him saying over and over, “Don’t do that,” and we over and over again do? Can you imagine Him saying over and over, “Do that,” and over and over again we don’t?
Listen to what God is saying to you; pay attention, and do what He says.