“We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the One who was born of God keeps them safe, and the evil one cannot harm them.” 1 John 5:18.
The voice inside my head that says, “Don’t worry about it,” is not God’s voice.
I am either hearing God or Satan.
Because God is keeping me “safe,” I gain the ability to recognize voices.
As I read the Bible, I learn to know God better. Jesus is God. I can read and learn how He behaved and what He had to say.
Because Satan “whispers,” I can confuse the tone for someone who cares. Satan doesn’t really “care” about me. He knows that his future in hell is a certainty and his goal is to take as many of us with him as he can. He hates God, because God has overcome him.
This is a line from a commentary on this verse: “The Christian has an active enemy, but he also has a watchful guardian.”
My part is to maintain a tight relationship with God. To walk without ceasing with Him. To listen for His voice. To hear His Voice so often that I can separate it from the voice of the enemy.
Conclusion: I must lean in to hear Him and then do what He asks.