To Have Or Not To Have – Your Choice

Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. (Luke 8:18)

Our society is very obsessed with prosperity, getting riches and becoming more financially stable.  Getting more and wanting more.  It is not unexpected, especially in the difficult economic times.  In the word for today, Jesus is sharing how we can get more understanding from His Word.  Getting the truth from God’s Word can be a narrow path.  This verse carries a severe warning.  It is referring back to the seed or the Word of God and the hearers.  Very simply, Christ warns that we must hear and use what we hear if we want to be given things from God.  If we hear and do not use what we hear, then what we have shall be taken away.  Note we must take heed how we hear. We can hear but hear wrongly.  We can think and guess and suppose we know what we hear, but it can be false and counterfeit and shall be stripped away.  But we must ”take heed,” and discern what we hear.  We must make sure we have the truth.

We can get a greater understanding from the Word of God simply by hearing and accepting what God says.  It is irrelevant what man says if it is not from the Word of God.  We can say it and make it sound good.  We can say it and make it sound sweet.  But man lives by every Word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  Jesus says simply that if you receive God’s Word and accept it, you will receive a greater understanding.  However, if you receive it and put your own understanding to it, the little understanding that you seem to have will be taken away.   To have or not to have.  It is our choice.  Believe and receive more understanding.  Or reject and have that which you seem to have taken away.

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