Monday, February 4, 2013

Are We Selective-Listening Christians?

Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that heareth My Word, and believeth on Him that sent Me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.  Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the Voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.  John, Chapter 5, verses 24-25.

I had a hearing problem when I was growing up.  My mother took me to a specialist to check my hearing to make sure that there weren’t any major problems.  The doctor told my mother that I had selective-listening.  This meant I tuned out the things that I didn’t want to hear and only listened to the things that I wanted to hear.  Are we “Selective-listening Christians,” listening only to what we want to hear when it comes to God?  Are we only open to doing the Christian acts that are comfortable for us and don’t really require us to make any changes to grow as Christians?
You will notice that it talks about he that heareth My Word and believeth on Him that sent Me, not he that heareth only what he wants to hear and only believes when it’s convenient.  Hopefully, we aren’t using selective-listening in our Christian lives.

Because this is an example of how I’ve applied this Bible passage to my life, it doesn’t necessarily reflect the whole meaning of the passage.

This is a connection I've made from this Bible passage. Please share your connections. 



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