About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, for everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child. But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:11-14 (ESV)
Dull Of Hearing
I don’t want that. What’s that? I don’t want to become dull of hearing. That’s good. What might make you dull of hearing? If I were to neglect your word, I would become dull of hearing. There is zero chance that I will hear your word if I make no attempt to listen to you. That is why it has been and will be my daily pattern and practice to meet with you in your word. I will make myself available to you. I will quiet myself before you. I will listen attentively to your voice. That reminds me of something. What’s that? The world is a noisy place. It is very difficult to hear you over the noise and busyness of life. Yes, it is. I am also reminded of another thought. I’m listening. It is very easy to get caught up in the hurry and hustle of daily life. That’s true. It is because the world is a noisy and busy place that I will set a part a special time and place to meet with you in your word. That will be very good.
What else might cause you to become dull of hearing? If I were to let your word go in one ear and out the other the I will certainly become dull of hearing. I will become dull of hearing if I don’t constantly put your word into practice. That’s true. I’m sure I can know how well I have heard your word by how well I have put it into practice. That’s true. If I were to never put your word into practice, I could be sure that I never really heard your word in the first place. That is also true.
What will help you to grow in your ability to hear my word? If I were to teach others what you have been teaching me, that will help me to grow in my ability to hear your word. Yes, it will. Will you make it your daily habit to meet with me in my word? Will you put my word into your constant practice? Will you teach others what I have been teaching you? Yes Lord, I will. Then you will never become dull of hearing.
Lord, I do not want to be dull of hearing. I want to be able to hear and put your word into constant practice. I will meet with you every day in your word so that I can hear from you. Help me also to teach others all you have been teaching me from your word. Amen
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