Thursday, August 23, 2012

Ready to hear

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Ecclesiastes 5:1

Why do we attend a “house of worship”? Is it to get the juicy gossip from the week before? Do we go to see who is there or what others are up to? Hopefully you answered no to each question.

Seriously, why do you go to church? No one can answer the question for you, the answer lies between you and God.  The verse tells us when we go we need to be more ready to hear.

What exactly are we suppose to hear? The Word of God

Going to church is not always about doing, doing, doing but about listening, listening and listening. Our ears need to be attentive to the Word of God.

What is God’s word saying to me? What does God want me to do this week?

We need to be “more ready to hear” than give sacrifice. God wants us to hear and apply His Word to  our hearts.

We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. ~ Epictetus (Greek philosopher associated with the Stoics, AD 55-c.135)

Have a blessed day, 

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