We hear many voices speaking to us and sometimes we get confused as to who is speaking.
Are we hearing words of criticism, condemnation, deception, discouragement, despair, distraction, flattery, or bitterness? The devil is speaking; disregard him because he is a liar, a murderer, and thief.
Are we hearing words of comfort, encouragement, edification, grace, peace, hope, correction, instruction, or absolute unchanging truth? The Lord God is speaking; pay attention because He is Life, Light, and Love.