Want to know what the lesson is? The lesson is this: There is grave danger in arguing with God because God might just let you win the argument! In 2 Chronicles 18, we read about King Ahab who prayed for advice and direction from God and then didn't like the answer God gave them. So he chose to follow the voice of others instead of the voice of God. (I've been there and done that too!)
The question is: who are you listening to? King Ahab listened to the wrong voice, and it cost him his life. When we argue with God, He doesn't push back. He doesn't overpower us with his will but allows us to live with the decisions we make. That's one of the consequences of free will He has given us. God accepts our "no" and allows us to make stupid decisions. But, God doesn't give up on us. Though He wants us to follow Him the decision is always our own.
When we listen to the wrong voices and search for the wrong things, we miss out on the blessings God has for us. Many times those blessings and answers to our prayers are right in front of us, but we fail to see and realize them because of our stubbornness.
Who in your life is the voice of truth? Who do you listen to? Who do you need to stop listening to? Our goal as Christians should be to have ears that listen to God as He speaks to us in our hearts and minds. It's just a matter of listening. Are you listening to God? Amen.