Monday, October 24, 2011

The Commands of Christ - Matthew 13:9, 18, 43

"He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" -Matthew 13:9
"Therefore, hear the parable of the sower." -Matthew 13:18
"He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" -Matthew 13:43b

To whom is this command spoken?

The first two are to the multitudes and the third is to Jesus' disciples

What does this command require?

If you have ears, listen up!

What truths do we learn through this command?

Jesus' words are important. He desires that all listen to Him. His teaching is open to anyone who will listen.

Do you listen to Jesus words? Do you intently listen to Him with the purpose of obedience? Just stop and evaluate whether or not you listen for entertainment or listen to obey. Where do you stand?

What are the consequences for disobedience and the blessings for obedience?

The consequence for disobedience is that you will miss the point of Jesus teaching because you weren't really listening. And the blessing for obedience will be as Peter said in John 6:68 - "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Lord, make me attentive to Your words. Give me ears to hear and a heart to obey.

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