Thursday, November 27, 2008

Hearing Ears

What do you hear? What do you want to hear? How do you hear? What do you do with what you hear. These were some of the questions that came to my mind this morning.

One could want to hear only positive things. Others some gossip. No one wants to hear anything bad or negative.
There are anxious and eager hearers and uninterested careless hearers. Some want to hear the opinion of people, others love to hear from God. What we hear could do us good if it transforms us and makes us happy or it could ruin us, if it creates hatred or panic.

God wants us to have hearing ears to hear from Him. I meditated on some of the bible verses on the spiritual hearing of the believers.

'Blessed is the man that hears me and watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors'{ Pro.8:34] It is a daily duty of a believer to listen eagerly to what the Lord is saying. If I do it I will be blessed.

The Lord may want to say things to correct me some times. 'The ear that hears the reproof of life abides among the wise.' [Pro.15:31] Only an unwise person will shun the disapproval and the reprove of the all wise loving God our father. He wishes you and me to be holy and true like Him . so in his love He shows our faults. I lke to say, he who listens to a life giving rebuke will be at home with the wise.

We hear God's voice when we go to church. 'Keep your foot when you go to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil'

The best attitude is, to be able to say, 'Lord I have heard thy speech and was afraid: O Lord revive thy work in the midst of the years. In the midst of the years make known; In wrath remember mercy. [Hab.3:2] This will be our cry if we have true hearing ears.

The right kind of hearing will bring a godly fear, a spiritual quickening, a revival, a revelation and a longing to seek God's mercy.

James says, 'Wherefore, my beloved brothers, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak slow to wrath.' [James 1:9] It is sad but true some prefer to hear things that pleases them. They gather around teachers, what their etching ears want to hear, not sound doctrine. Thus they turn away from the truth and turn aside to myths.{2nd. Tim.4:3&4] No wonder there there is so much of falling away from the true churches and so much of diluted doctrines that there is no distinction between the people of God and the pagans in their behavior.

What the believers are expected to do is, '---having heard the word, keep it and bring forth fruit with patience.' ]Luke8:15] 'These are they which are sown on the good ground; such as hear the word and receive it and bring forth fruit, some thirty fold, some sixty, some hundred.'[Mark4:20]

Lord help us be not only hears but doers of your word. Help us hear the right way and benefit by it, is my prayer for you, me and all other God's children

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