Preaching, Teaching, and Notes

The Door of our Ears 

Mark 4:23-24 “If any man have ears to hear,  let him hear.

                       And He said unto them,   Take heed what ye hear.   With what measure ye mete (give out),  it shall be meted unto you;   And unto you that hear  shall more be given.”

Has the door of our ears been opened?  Do we take heed to what we hear?

Let’s be honest.  We hear a lot that,  as my Mother used to say,  goes in one ear and out the other. 

We hear it.  We could probably repeat it,  if we had to.  But it makes no difference in our attitude.   Because they are just words…just noice that may or may not sound good to us.

Hearing ears come from the Lord.  He will give them to us,  if we want to hear Him.

Proverbs 20:12 “The hearing ear,  and the seeing eye,  the Lord hath made even both of them.”

These are ears which take in what is spoken, and apply them to “me”,  because we know the words come from God. 

Jesus goes on to describe the words which are “heard”, as seed:

Mark 4:26-29 “And He said,   So is the kingdom of God,  as if a man should cast seed into the ground;  

                          And should sleep,  and rise night and day,  and the seed should spring and grow up,  he knoweth not how.

                          For the earth bringeth forth of herself;  first the blade,  then the ear,  after that the full corn in the ear.

                           But when the fruit is brought forth,  immediately he putteth in the sickle,  because the harvest is come.”

Now these words have been planted,  through the open door of the ears,  into the heart.

This is a wonderful thing.  Because I have known people who remembered what they were taught as children in Sunday School,  about Jesus Christ,  and been born again;   or used those scriptures in the situations of life they were in now.

You see, it is the door of our ears being opened that let’s in the Word of God.  Once planted in the heart (it may take time),  it brings forth fruit unto eternal life.

How do we “open the door of our ears”?  We will to believe that His word,  is God speaking to me.

It makes a huge difference when we know the Lord wants to speak to me,  now, today….for today.

We “open” our ears, often for jokes, and songs, and other sounds (not that there is anything wrong with friends and family talking…I wish there was more of it.)

But we should be as willing to hear God speaking to us,  as to hear everyone else.

Mark 4:33 “And with many such parables spake He the word unto them,  as they were able to hear it.”

“As they were able to hear it.”      Multitudes came to hear Him (Mark. 4:1),  but did they really “hear” what He was saying?

Did they understand that He was presenting Himself and God’s word to them,  so that they would believe on Him, and have true life?

Not many;  but some came, did hear,  and followed Him.   

He always had those who left all and followed Him.

To those, He gives light (knowledge of what to do, and how);  and He gives grace (the unmerited favor of power or ability to do).

And that is why today,  He is still speaking His Word to all who will hear.

“If any man have ears to hear,  let him hear.”

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