He who has ears

Re: Verse reading–Matthew 13:1-23 (day one)

“He who has ears, let him hear.”–v 9.

Is hearing a choice?  Physical hearing often isn’t.  Profound or partial hearing loss can’t be remedied by “paying attention” or “concentrating”.

Spiritual hearing is different.  What a person hears or doesn’t hear from God often depends on what he or she is willing to hear.  God has given us the equipment to hear His word, comprehend His will.  Whether we do or not depends on our use of God-given means.

Luke 9 tells this truth in a vivid picture.  Jesus is transfigured before the disciples.  Brilliant, white light fills the scene.  And Peter feels the need to talk!  Don’t talk, says the Father in gentle correction.  Don’t offer your suggestions! LISTEN!  Hear His heart! Grasp His direction! Treat each word as the precious treasure it is!

“The heavens declare the glory of God. . .day to day POURS FORTH SPEECH”–Psalm 19:1

God is speaking.  Am I listening?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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