photo by: Shirley/Oklahoma/September 2008
Eyes & Ears
originally written 30 Nov 10
posted 1 Jan 11

When God speaks—
Some will hear & adjust
Others seem completely oblivious

“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, 
for the ears of the wise seek it out.”
Proverbs 18:15

Whoever has ears, let them hear” is a phrase that Jesus repeated many times, usually after teaching truth in story form (parable).

“The disciples came to him and asked,
‘Why do you speak to the people in parables?’
He replied, ‘Because the knowledge of the secrets
of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.
Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance.
Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. 
This is why I speak to them in parables:
“Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing,
they do not hear or understand.
In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:
“‘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.’
But blessed are your eyes because they see,
and your ears because they hear.
For truly I tell you, many prophets and righteous people longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”
Matthew 13:10-17

Oh that we would be counted among those who see and hear Truth clearly!

God is at work all around us—and invites us to join Him.
What greater privilege could we ever be offered?
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