Today, if you hear His voice

There’s an old legend about a holy man doing his morning meditation under a tree, whose roots stretched out over the riverbank. He noticed that the river was rising and a scorpion caught in the roots was about to drown. So he crawled out and reached down to free the scorpion, but every time he did so, the scorpion struck back at him. A man who was watching said, ‘Don’t you know that’s a scorpion, and it’s in his nature to want to sting?’ To which the holy man replied, ‘That may well be, but it is my nature to save, and must I change my nature because the scorpion does not change his?’
That story is also a commentary on what the Bible says about God. No matter how much we try to ensure He keeps his distance, it is in His nature to want to save us from all those things that threaten to destroy us. That’s why the Bible says, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.”

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