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Monday, March 14, 2016

God Is Truth

In review of Matthew 11:15 it says, “He who has ears to hear, let him be listening and let him consider and perceive and comprehend by hearing.”

Bottom Line:
Someone who is inclined to hear should listen and understand.

What this means to me:
John the Baptist fulfilled prophecy by becoming the messenger who prepared the way before Jesus.

In this passage I see John the Baptist, now in prison, hearing all about what Jesus was doing, sent his disciples to ask Jesus, "If he was the Messiah we've been expecting or should they keep looking."

Jesus told them to go back and tell John what they've seen and hear and letting that alone answer the question.

As they were leaving, Jesus began to talk about John the Baptist. Jesus testified of John saying he is the one that scriptures referred to when they say, "Look, I am sending my messenger ahead of you and he will prepare your way before you."

None is greater than John the Baptist. If you are willing to accept what I say, he is Elijah, the one the prophets said would come. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!

For true wisdom is shown to be right by its results.

This is much like the times when I learned a new math concept in school. First, I listened to the teacher explain the new idea. But in order to understand and apply the concept on my own, I had to think about, consider, and comprehend it.

It is the same with the Word of God. Most of us can hear words easily enough, but in order for God’s Word to transform us, we have to do some mental work. We have to understand the truth and make it our own. Until I live out what I’ve heard, it isn't my truth.

This morning I ask you Lord to continue to reveal Your truth to me. I am hungry to know You more. I am willing to listen and hear Your voice. I believe Your Word, and I am desperate to know You better! Amen in Jesus’ name.