HOST: Michael Whitworth
And he said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under a basket, or under a bed, and not on a stand? For nothing is hidden except to be made manifest; nor is anything secret except to come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” And he said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear: with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”
There are several phrases within this passage that remind us of statements made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7). In this passage, however, all of those statements are made in reference to Jesus’ teaching. Though Jesus was teaching many things by parables, He here indicates that the whole truth of God would soon come to light. That being the case, it was imperative that His followers listen and pay careful attention to the things Jesus taught. That truth has since been revealed to us in the written Word which God has delivered to us through His Spirit and has preserved for all generations by His power and providence. In our day and time, the teachings of Jesus are just as timely and relevant as they ever were, and they are just as vital to our spiritual lives as they were to those who stood in His physical presence. The admonition that Jesus gives to his hearers extends to us as well: “If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.”
Why is it so important that we heed the teachings of Jesus?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!