How You Hear

Is what I hear more important than how I hear?  In the time we live there is so much information, and it can be difficult to know what is actually truthful. Isn’t it important that we are careful what we listen to?  These days I find myself constantly on guard over what I hear or see.  While the Scripture does teach us to guard our hearts, Jesus seemingly says something different emphasizing how we hear. After the The Parable of the Sower in Luke 8:5-15, Jesus in the first part of Luke 8:18 tells us “Take heed therefore  how ye hear…”. What did he mean by how? Did he mean what we hear or maybe where we heard it from? This can often be what we tend to focus on. The Greek word how can also carry in its root meaning in what way, how much, & after (by) what manner.  The root of the word also implies what locality & where.  So while what, how much, and where can be bundled up and implied in the Greek word of how, when it comes to hearing the things (word) of God – Jesus definitively said “how” and He is actually concerned over the condition of the heart which defines how we hear. In the parable, the seed is the word and all heard the word. The condition of the heart is the key and led the hearers to either ultimately lose what they seemed to have or “…in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.”  You could ask “how” is my heart?  I want to encourage you to spend time with the Lord and let the Holy Spirit search and cleanse your heart, so that “how” you hear is with an honest and good heart.  “Take heed therefore how you hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.   Luke 8:18      “How” is your hearing?           Rev Dave […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Evangelism, Uncategorized|Comments Off on How You Hear

What Time Is It & What Season Am I In?

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under Heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 (underlined emphasis mine). For EVERY THING The Lord has created A SEASON and a TIME to EVERY PURPOSE.   Have you thought about this lately; What Season are you in? Is it still Time for that Purpose your laboring about? Is the Lord Leading you in […]

By |November 5th, 2016|Evangelism|Comments Off on What Time Is It & What Season Am I In?