A grand scale of the childhood game “Simeon Says” is being played out all over the world. The Lord is “Simeon” and he’s asking us to listen to his voice and do the simplest of tasks every day. He’s asking us to hear the word and do the word.
Luke 8:21 He replied, “My mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.”
When we apply action to his commands, we move forward towards the reward. The reward is having a closer relationship with Him. The closer we get, the louder His voice is in our lives. When we do something other than what the Lord is calling, then we learn that we have to go back to the start. Just like in the game of "Simeon Says" we continue to do this until we train ourselves how to listen and obey. Hear the word and do the word.
It’s the simplest of games.
The commands that are being called out are:
Love your neighbor as yourself
Believe in Jesus
Pray for others
Be a light in the darkness
…and so much more!
If we want to move forward and gain the reward of a closer relationship with Jesus our Lord, then we must listen for his calling. All of what he commands is found in his Word, the Bible. Together, as one world, we can hear the word and do the word.