And He said to them, Be careful what you are hearing. The measure [of thought and study] you give [to the truth you hear] will be the measure [of virtue and knowledge] that comes back to you–and more [besides] will be given to you who hear. (Mark 4:24)
God is God, He need not repeat Himself for what He says to be true, He is the Truth. David knew this so well so he says in Psalm 62:11a “God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this…” He also knew that as human beings we hear twice, the first with our ears and second our heart. The second is what moves us to act because as it is, when a thing registers in the heart of a man it becomes a personal affair and it’s taken more seriously.
Jesus is seen in our preceding text warning His disciples regarding what they hear.
He says, your ears and hearts are not garbage cans so don’t allow garbage to be thrown into it because if you do, you shall suffer the consequences thereof.
The measure of study and thought you give to the truth you hear will be measured back to you in knowledge and virtue, and even more!
The key word here is The Truth!
Now the question is, what are you studying and what do you mostly think deep on? What do you spend precious time on?
Is it the truth or you’re just going by it because it’s coming from a man of God or a friend? Are you going by it because it looks and feels like the truth or it is actually the truth?
Faith comes by hearing, hearing by the word of God fear also comes by hearing, but this hearing is by the word of man.
Do no allow negativity into your heart, because once it gets there, you’ll surely act on it!
Do not agree with unbelief and doubt.
Do not counsel with people who bring reproach upon the word of God.
Take your stand! Do what is right.Do not compromise God’s Word. That is the Way, Truth and Life!
If somebody says something to you that is bound to bring you down, or goes against what God says about you, retaliate with the Word of God! Even if it’s coming from the pulpit.
Don’t accept garbage dear friend, you’re not a Trash can!!
Accept Life, and yeah this life is only found in Jesus Christ. (1 John 5:11)
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