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Luke 8:4-8 Ears To Hear

Listening with your heart

Listening with your heart

We have come to a very familiar parable today. Luke relates for us Jesus’ telling of the parable of the sower and the seed. We looked at this parable in Matthew and Mark. We even took two days to look at it in Matthew. I’m going to link this page with the other blogs where we shared this story, including the explanation ones. In the first post we looked at The Farmer’s Story. The second post looked at The Crowd. The third was Jesus’ Explanation and Categorizing the Crowd. The fourth one looked at The Seed Itself.

I have been struggling with what to write about this time from our reading. I started out by re reading everything I had written before from this parable and the explanation. I didn’t want to duplicate completely a previous line of thought. But I didn’t know what else to look at. I found myself being brought back to Jesus’ last comment, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear” (verse 8). So I figured this was a good place to go. I started to get busy and explain what He meant by this comment. I was asking myself, “But what do I do with that?” Then I realized something. I was trying to make something out of this message without even asking God what He wanted to say. So I had to stop and ask for forgiveness. I needed to stop speaking and start listening. I need to have ears to hear and ask the question, “What do YOU want to do with that?” Read more »