Lend Me Your EarsComment
I’m sure you’ve noticed in reading some of the parables Jesus’ tells, he ends with the slightly odd statement “He who has ears, let him hear.” Take a look here at The Parable of the Sower in Matthew 13, verses 1 to 9.
Now Jesus isn’t keeping secrets from those unfortunate enough to be born without ears, what he’s urging his listeners to do is really listen up.
Take a look at the video from The Bible Project below
How do you think this now helps you understand God’s word better for yourself? I hope it challenges and encourages us to hear Him better, not only that but to live for Him even more so.
While it may seem harsh, I also want us to consider this prophecy about God’s people that their prophet Isaiah spoke to them and that Jesus quoted. It’s a strong reminder that knowing and hearing is not everything and we’re not immune to it today, if not we’re just as likely to need the warning as Israel was.
“ You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.”
- James 1:22.