Re: Verse reading – John 8:31-47 (Day Five)
It is a question that floated around yesterday at our house. From instagram to text messages, from facebook to phone calls, I looked and listened with curiosity as my kids answered the question “What did you get?” Their responses revealed their evaluation of importance, significance, and relevance.
Jesus teaches that the ability and capacity to hear, understand, and apply the Word of God is invaluable. Look at verse 47- “He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.” It is a gift given to every true believer. Do we perceive its importance, significance, and relevance? R.C Sproul says, “There is no greater gift we could ever receive from God than to have our ears opened, to have the scales taken from our eyes, to have our stony hearts softened so that they become beating, pulsating, responding hearts of love as we hear the Word of God.”