Ears to Hear
by Randy Chambers, 2015-09-02
Mark 4:9, NIV: Then Jesus said, “He who has ears to hear, let him
Jesus taught many things through parables. But what exactly is a parable, and
why did He choose to use them? It has been said that a parable is an earthly
story, with a heavenly meaning. Perhaps Jesus chose to use parables in an effort
to get the carnal minds of men, to consider the depths of heavenly truths. Men
and women had heard the teachings of the religious leaders, and had heard them
again. Perhaps they had heard the same message so much, that their ears had
become dull of hearing. Jesus message was unlike those of the religious leaders.
But there were some people so indoctrinated by the religion of the day that
their ears could not receive the heavenly truths of Christ. Jesus often
concluded his parables by saying something like, “He who has ears to hear, let
him hear.” Today, we face similar challenges. We can become dull of
hearing--having ears but not hearing--and completely miss out on the heavenly
truths Christ desires to reveal to us.