7 “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what he is saying to the churches. To everyone who is victorious I will give fruit from the tree of life in the paradise of God.
The title of this chapter is, “The Message to the Church in Ephesus”. The message starts out praising the church and then slowly moves into a few faults. I believe we have all done things deserving of praise. I also believe we have all done things deserving of complaints. The cool part is that it’s not by deeds we are saved, but by faith in Jesus.
With all that said, this is kind of a confusing verse. Thankfully God really helped me decipher its meaning yesterday. The phrase “Anyone with ears to hear must listen.” has a deeper meaning than meets the eye. During the ancient times, people worshiped idols like statues of people. These statues often had ears, but they were concrete, wood, or gold ears. Not ears that could hear.
People believe that you become what you worship. If you worship something with ears that cannot hear, such as a statue, you too would have ears that couldn’t truly hear. These people did not ears to hear. They couldn’t hear the Spirit. This verse is talking about people who truly worship Jesus and not idols.
Just some neat bible knowledge to have. Remember, when we worship Jesus, we become like Jesus. The less I love. The more I need to draw closer to Jesus. If you are not who you want to be. Draw closer to Jesus. You will be able to hear the spirit more clearly.
What am I worshipping?
Am I able to hear the Spirit?
Dear Lord, thank you for the gift of the Spirit and the ability to hear. I pray that when I feel distant I will draw near to you. You’re so good to me. Amen.
Have a great day!