How’s Your Hearing?

Consider carefully how you listen.
                   —Luke 8:18

Some listen to the Word thoughtlessly. Some skeptically. Some critically. Some cynically.

And some don’t listen at all: “You’ve picked up this bad habit of not listening” (Heb. 4:11 MSG).

Hebrews 4 zeros in on those that missed the boat: “The message they heard was of no value to them, because those who heard did not combine it with faith.”

Then comes this counsel: “Today, if you hear his voice do not harden your hearts.”

When you hear his voice through his Word, ask two questions: 1) What does this mean to me? 2) What am I going to do about it?

Listen attentively. Believe unconditionally. Act decisively.

If you don’t think you need to improve, you won’t.

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