An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Blocked Hearing

(Proverbs 20:12 KJV)  The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

Do you see the little distinction being made here?  Or hear?  A normal human being includes an “ear” (241) on each side of the head.  They are expected to work together.  Think about the things an ear does that go beyond “hearing” (8085) as we normally define it. 

Your ears tell you direction.  Have you ever had one ear stopped up and heard a threatening noise?  You can’t tell which direction it came from.  You have partially stopped hearing.  You are handicapped.  You are at risk. 

Think about this spiritually.  Are the spiritual ears God gave you working as designed?  Often we do things to dull our physical hearing.  We have sound cancelling headphones.  At a shooting range people wear ear protection.  These both tend to be selective.  They mute certain sounds and allow others. 

So?  In what ways are you blocking the ability to hear what God is saying?  We think it is funny when someone puts there fingers in their ears, looks away and says, “I can’t hear you.”  God does not have that kind of sense of humor. 

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