so that although they look they may look but not see, and although they hear they may hear but not understand, so they may not repent and be forgiven.” — Mark 4:12 NET
It is a mistake not to use one’s eyes to see things that are to be seen. The result is that in the end–one has no eyes with which to see. Refusing to listen to the words of God that are spoken in gentleness and love, results in the loss of the power to hear, so that in all God’s universe of love, one shall hear no sweet sound; so that the very voices of tender mercy shall become screams of terror. Refusing to understand the things of God–leads to the dulling and deadening of the soul, so that at last one cannot understand–even if he would.
We should learn to keep all the gates of our soul open toward heaven. We should train ourselves to see whatever God would show us. Thus shall our eyes become able to see more and more beauty in God and in all his works. We should keep our ears intent to hear every Word that God speaks to us. We should strive to understand what God teaches us; for to those who seek, all hidden mysteries at length become clear.
Daily Comfort - September 14
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