On p.55, Ash writes:
The more deeply converted I am, the more appetite I will have to sit under the preached word, and the less concerned I will be to have the opportunity to participate in a dialogue, to get my word in edgeways, to make my views known and get myself heard.
If what we believe about God’s Word is true, then He is the most important speaker. He is the One we would do well to listen to. Remember the Mount of Transfiguration when Peter, James and John were talking about tents for Moses, Elijah, and Jesus. The voice came from heaven: “This is My Beloved Son; Listen to Him!” (Mark 9:7) I know I am guilty of wanting to give my opinion to hastily on many issues. Our concern should be to hear what God has to say.
That’s why this quote from Ash stuck out to me. As I grow in grace, what should characterize me more and more is the desire to listen to Him, not my opines. Come this Lord’s Day to your local church eager to hear God speak.