Monday, September 04, 2006



Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith--

I still remember the fear which gripped my heart one summer day when I was about 15 years old. Three or four of us were out in the east forty, bunching hay. Three miles to the north, we would watch for the daily passenger train headed east. When we saw it, we knew we had only ten minutes more until noon, and lunch.

I saw the steam of the whistle. One of the other boys said, "He sure blew a wicked one today." For the first time, I realized that other folks were hearing things I was not. Panic seized me, for I knew what that meant. Our father was deaf.

Serious as my problem has become over the years, there is one thing which far surpasses it in importance, in the light of eternal values.

Proverbs 2:2 --incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine heart to understanding;

There is ONE voice that is of UTMOST IMPORTANCE. That is the voice of WISDOM. Wisdom is another name for the Spirit of the Eternal God. All other voices pale in comparison to the Voice of the Spirit.

Philippians 3:13 --but [this] one thing [I do],

Of all the goals in life, the most important is to attain to an ability to hear and know the Voice of God.

Pro 2:5 Then shalt thou...find the knowledge of God..

I am sure you have been with others, who seemed to know what the Lord wanted to do and say at a particular time. And perhaps, as I have, you wondered how they arrived at the point of knowing such things. Other times, we have been with people who seemed so dull of perception, and we wondered why they blundered right past the point of acting on the prompting of the Spirit.

II Peter 1:8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make [you that ye shall] neither [be] barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

It would seem that our diligence, or lack of it, in following and doing what we know to do, and asking for more knowledge, has a great deal to do with our ability to walk intelligently with the Lord.

Proverbs 3:13 Happy [is] the man [that] findeth wisdom, and the man [that] getteth understanding.

Many people will testify that the closer they walk to the Lord, the greater their appreciation has been for God and His Word and Ways. Also their understanding of Him and His leadings in their lives. "The closer I walk, the sweeter He seems."
Proverbs 3:15 She [is] more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

What is REALLY IMPORTANT in this life?

II Timothy 1:6 --stir up the gift of God, which is in thee--.

Whose responsibility is it?

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