That is often our idea, — that we must reform somebody else; but if we could bring ourselves to feel that weeding our own garden, and watering our own plants, and fulfilling our own vocation is what God requires of us, how much better it would be for the entire Church of Christ.—Spurgeon

in Christian Living & Discipleship

The Importance of Hearing

For Spiritual Life and Growth

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With our ears we can enjoy varieties of music, experience the thrills of explosions in movies, listen to the whispers of friends or loved-ones in our ears, or be alarmed by loud sounds that startle us. But the ear also has a function that is essential for the soul. It can hear words that go deep into the heart of a man. Destructive words can cause a person to hate others and altogether become bitter and angry. Encouraging words can cause a person to be filled with comfort and courage.

Jesus emphasized the importance of hearing through his ministry. In the parable of the sower, Jesus shows us that the way in which you listen, can make a dramatic difference in your life.