A. Learning requires a listening ear (Job 34:1-4).
- To Israel in a sinful state, God spoke of reasoning and willingness (Isaiah 1:18-20).
- We want to have the ear of the wise (Proverbs 18:15).
- Without faith… (Hebrews 11:6).
- A hearing ear, that obtains faith, becomes a doer (James 2:10-26).
II. Body: Jesus Spoke Of “Ears to Hear” (Matthew 11:15, Matthew 13:9, Matthew 13:43, Mark 4:9, Mark 4:23, Mark 7:16, Luke 8:8, and Luke 14:35).
A. Ears to hear infers there are ears that don’t hear. Some are set on not hearing God’s will (Ezekiel 12:1-2).
- Not hearing had consequences in the past (Jeremiah 25:1-12).
- If they, whom God had more tolerance with (Acts 17:30) were punished, what’s that mean now (Hebrews 2:1-4)?
- It means experiencing the vengeance of the Lord (II Thessalonians 1:7-9).
- Godly wisdom says… (Proverbs 8:32-35).
- To be of God, you have to be a hearer (John 18:33-37 and I John 4:6).
- The family of our Lord are those who hear and do (Luke 8:19-21).
- Inaction is an action (Luke 6:46-49).
- To be a fool, one just needs to hear and disregard (Proverbs 14:16).
- A Psalm about the goodness of God and His wonderful works, concludes with this observation: “Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD” (Psalms 107:43).
- A wise man will hear (Proverbs 1:5).
III. Conclusion: Please, for the sake of your soul, have an obedient ear (Proverbs 25:11-12; cf. Hebrews 12:24-29).
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