ATTITUDE TO LISTEN TO THE WORD OF GODLuke 4: 13-30
Often when we listen to the word of God, we love hearing the word we like, but we close our ears to the words that we balk. We must learn what attitude to have to hear the word of God.
1) The words that flatter our ears
Jesus went to his country, Nazareth of Galilee, and he gave the word of God (v 14-22). Jesus gave a very soft voice, he announced the good news of that he would heal those who are hurt during the living in this harsh world. This speech was very good to hear, so much so that later all admired the gracious words (22). They were perhaps absorbed in their dreams as it was good to listen to.
2) The words which our ears balk
Without delay, minutes after, the people of Nazareth wanted to kill Jesus Christ and see the blood. The reason was (v 25-27) that Jesus had touched weaknesses for which they should repent. We also, whether through the word of God or the word of justice uttered by the neighbors, we close our ears and are harming others. What is the attitude with which you hear the word?
Prayer: Lord, we are so weak that we have prejudices and do not want to hear the word of righteousness, raises us with your word of truth
One Word: Jesus was rejected