Thursday, January 27, 2011

"He who hath ears, let him hear."

In the scriptures, the ear is often used as a symbol of a person’s ability to hear and understand the things of God. 

Thanks to Elder Greco, this phrase has been instilled within me recently; as whenever I don't understand what he is saying he repeats that very phrase; "he who hath ears, let him hear," to me. The savior used these very words in Matthew 13 after giving the parable of the sower. 

When asked upon by his apostles as to why he spoke in parables "he answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given...
Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 

For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."

As we search, ponder, and pray about holy scriptures daily; we allow the Holy Ghost to enter our lives.hear the teachings of Christ and his prophets and apostles.  Allowing us to

For every person who's eyes this article reaches, i would invite them to invest a portion of their time each day to the scriptures. As a person does this, they allow the Spirit of God to enter their life bring peace, joy, and comfort and knowledge. 

How grateful I am for the Holy Ghost and its influence in my life. May we all seek for its influence is my hope.

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