The Seeing Ear; the eyes of faith

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You’ve heard the saying, “It’s not what you say, it’s what you do.” haven’t you? That’s wisdom because people watch what you do to compare your words with your actions. Even the Bible makes reference to it when it says, “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 KJV”. As a matter of fact we aren’t supposed to use our eyes as tools of judgement at all. For the scripture states over and over again that we are to, “…walk by faith and not by sight.”.

We need our eyes for sight; not insight. We use them to see how to move about in this world. For those of us who aren’t visually impaired, they work perfectly fine. But when it comes to making sound decisions, they are not to be trusted; at all. Even in a court of law, the use of eye witnesses are rarely considered credible because your eyes can play tricks on you. You’ve seen or at least heard about the innocent being wrongly accused haven’t you? There you go. No. The purpose of the eye is to listen. To listen to the actions of People, places and things.

“…who hath believed our report? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
Romans 10:16‭-‬17 KJV

When it comes to our faith, we must use our ears to see how to make good decisions; not our eye sight. Even the blind depend on their hearing to get around. Yeah, we’re all blind. Scripture puts it this way, “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17. As referenced above, a report was given by word of mouth; placed into their hearing for belief. We are to walk – make all of our decisions based on – what we hear, and keep hearing, from God’s written word or words unctioned through and by his Spirit. That’s how we are to live our lives. Your eyes play tricks on you, your ears don’t. So pay attention to how you see. Listen.

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