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Mark 4:1-25 – How to Hear – Meditative Musing for Nov 25


The Parable of the Sower is not about farming; it is about how we are to hear God’s Word.

We need to hear with understanding leading to belief. It is the word that is not understood that Satan takes away lest we believe and are saved.

We need to hear with perseverance in the face of trials, temptations, and persecutions. It is not enough to believe; we must continue in our faith.

We need to hear without distraction. So many things in the world distract us from faithfully hearing God’s word.

We need to hear with good, honest hearts.

It is then that the Word of God will be fruitful in our lives.

Many hear but do not hear, even as many saw Jesus without seeing Him. Why is that? Jesus said it was “lest they should turn and be forgiven.” Some are so afraid of change in their lives as Jesus wants to change them that they stop their ears and close their eyes to the glory of God.

Hearing God’s Word with our hearts means that we open ourselves to what He is saying to us – with the result that God enters our lives and begins to rearrange things: like what we love, our priorities, our attitudes. Some do not want changes such as that to happen. So they do not listen.

Jesus said, “Pay attention to what you hear” (v. 24, ESV). If we pay no attention, we might as well not have heard.

Do you agree?

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