“And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” – Mark 4:9 (KJV)
A teacher was teaching in a classroom, and all the students were looking at him while he taught. He paused and asked one student a question, but the student asked the teacher to repeat the question. It could be observed that while the student was looking at the teacher in the course of teaching, his mind was wandering.
Dear beloved, do you have ears to hear? Jesus Christ made a profound statement, highlighted by the opening scripture to draw attention to the fact that some in His audience were not really there to hear the Word of God (John 6:26–27).
Beloved, having ears to hear is to pay attention to the Word of God with the motive to do it or carry it out. The doers of the Word of God are those who really have ears to hear, and they are blessed in all their ways (James 1:25). Thus any time you go to church or are present where the Word of God is being preached or taught, pay rapt attention to it; write it down if you can, and put it into practice so you will grow in faith and be blessed (Ecclesiastes 5:1). Hallelujah! Be attentive to the Word!
Prayer Point: Dear heavenly Father, thank you for your Word of exhortation. Please prompt me any time I’m lacking attention to hearing your Word and I will quickly obey, listen to your Word, and practice it, in Jesus’ name. Amen!