October 29, 2017: SOAP #2887:  Job 20; Mark 3-4  Scripture:  Mark (NIV) 4:9 Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4 (NIV) 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued. Observation:   From the third verse in the Bible (Genesis [...]

October 29, 2017: SOAP #2887:  Job 20; Mark 3-4

 Scripture:  Mark (NIV) 4:9 Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Mark 4 (NIV) 4:23 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” 24 “Consider carefully what you hear,” he continued.

Observation:   From the third verse in the Bible (Genesis 1:3) we find that God, our Creator, is a Speaker.   He talks.   He wants us to hear Him. So, it should not surprise us that we have been created with ears, two of them.   He created man with two ears and only one mouth, a good indication that hearing is twice as important as speaking.

He has provided the ears, so man has no excuse for not hearing God's Word.

Application:   The highest priority for the use of my ears is to hear the words of The Original Speaker!   My hearing is not complete until I have 'considered carefully' what I have heard.

Prayer:     Heavenly Father, you did not give me two ears to hear with one and let it go out the other.   You intend that I hear with both ears and 'consider carefully' what I am hearing by mixing it together in my thinking with the knowledge that is already present. Holy Spirit, I always need your help with my thoughts.   Amen

Pastor Leon
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