Having Ears To Hear

The Lord said the same thing to each of the seven churches in Revelation 2-3. “He that has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” Since we have ears, and God’s word is timeless, we need to hear what He said also.

A hearing ear is one that is inclined, attentive, and ready to obey what was said. Here is a collage of His seven messages: repent if you have left your first love; do not fear any of the things which you are about to suffer; do not look the other way in your church from those who do what God hates; don’t allow sexual immorality to slide by; keep in His word and don’t defile His name; beware of the self-deceit of lukewarmness (thinking you are one way when you are the opposite).

When Jesus taught the parable of the sower, His disciples asked why He was speaking in parables. He quoted from Isaiah. Matthew 13:14-15 says, “…Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing…”

Verse 16 He said, “But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear.” Then He explained the parable in detail to His disciples.

Isaiah 50:4-5 says of the Lord, “…He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear to hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened My ear; and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.”

The Lord is always speaking, but do we have ears to hear? Don’t let the raucous noise of this world’s chaos block you from hearing what the Spirit is saying as you read His word daily. Let’s apply the truth of His word that brings inner transformation. Then we will emulate His character to those around us.

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