Faith
Wednesday October 6, 2010
Hartsville News Journal
Page 2C
FAITH COMMENTARY
" Eyes To See And Ears To Hear"

Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” is a figure of speech; God uses it when addressing you understanding His Word and what He is telling you about Him and His Family.

Deut. 29:4 KJV says that you do not have “Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” and that you will not until it is time:

Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

Recognizing that you do not have “Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” prepares you for receiving them. When this takes place a new found communication with God begins along with a higher level of understanding.

This higher level of understanding comes from you digging for your own Truth; neither I nor anyone else can give it to you. Listening to others provides ideas and direction but understanding comes from you digging; from you researching and from you checking things out.

Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” opens a world of wisdom and understanding and Psalm 119:169 KJV shows a prayer available to you for praying for them:

Let my cry come near before thee, O Lord: give me understanding according to thy word.

Praying for wisdom leads to wisdom and Proverbs 5:1 KJV shows it being fed by understanding:

My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:

“Bow thine ear to understanding” is you digging for Truth and three basic tools are needed to cultivate it.

Tool #1 is your King James Bible and it, along with tool # 2, a Strong’s Concordance, allows you to correct the words that were mistranslated by the King James Translators in 1611.

Your Strong’s Concordance does this by taking the mistranslated words back to their original meaning in the manuscripts. Utilizing your Strong’s shows how mistranslations took place and Luke 14:26 KJV serves to show your need for correcting these errors:

If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

You immediately recognize that something is wrong; hating yourself or one of your family members cannot be a requirement for following Christ.

Your Strong’s Concordance clears this up for you; it takes you to miseo”, the Greek word in the Manuscripts that the King James Translators translated to “hate”:

 

 


 

 

 


 

miseo; from a primary misos (hatred); to detest (especially to persecute); by extension to love less :- hate (-ful).

Your Strong’s makes it clear that “miseo should have been translated “love less” as loving God more than a family member is both understandable and natural.

A Webster’s Third Edition dictionary, tool #3, completes the digging tools that “Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” need. Your Strong’s Concordance clarifies the use of the Greek and Hebrew words that were mistranslated and Webster’s identifies the appropriate English word that should have used by the translators.

Familiarizing yourself with and using these tools prepares you for what Luke 24:45 KJV shows coming your way:

Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

Receiving “Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” opens that door of understanding to you; Proverbs 16:16 KJV illustrates the value understanding adds to your life:

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Compared to silver and gold wisdom is priceless; God’s Wisdom will always be with you. Matthew 13:43 KJV shows your gift of understanding on plateau with the sun in God’s Kingdom:

Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

As God readies you with “Eyes To See And Ears To Hear” you face these questions:

Are you prepared for the challenge?

Are you beginning to familiarize yourself with the tools you need?

 

 

 

 

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Pastor Billy Johnson can be reached by email at billy@lakeshorebible.info or viewed online at www.lakeshorebible.com