These are some of the very last words in the Book of Acts
Acts 28:26–27 (ESV): Go to this people, and say,
“You will indeed hear but never understand,
and you will indeed see but never perceive.”
27 For this people’s heart has grown dull,
and with their ears they can barely hear,
and their eyes they have closed;
lest they should see with their eyes
and hear with their ears
and understand with their heart
and turn, and I would heal them.’
This is a quote from the Book of Isaiah. Basically, Paul is saying, “God knew a long long time ago that many people would not listen to His word. You are some of them.”
Do we desire to hear God’s Word? Really? All of it? How often?
Many Americans like to pick and choose which parts of God’s Word they want to hear and when they want to hear it.
My prayer is that we would never tire of hearing the Word of God. Because every time we hear God’s Word, God does something in us.
We need to be convicted of our sin. And we need to know of the forgiveness we have in Christ alone.
God, give us open ears to hear your Word. Give us open eyes to see you at work. Give us open hearts to receive your love. Give us open lips to speak your truth. Give us open hands to give your love.
Alive in Christ!