“He who has ears, let him hear” is a message repeated in the Old and New Testaments in various forms and spoken on numerous occasions by Jesus himself. The same message is found in the book of Revelation. The essence of the message is not to just listen but obey. As the book of James clearly states, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” (James 1:22)
All indications are that a significant number of Americans have a hearing problem. And not just Americans, the problem appears to be global. I am amazed, no perhaps that is not the correct word, I am appalled that we are in the greatest health crisis of modern times and have no national plan to combat it because people in responsible positions of government refuse to listen to the scientist and they have many blind followers. Because people disregard science and truth and live carelessly, the number of new cases continues to rise as does the death toll.
A dear friend of ours died Sunday Morning, July 26, because of Covid 19 and he was taking all of the precautions. I was called to share in his graveside service. The pain of loss is getting closer home each day. I do not understand people who disregard truth and disregard the recommended precautions. People who have ears but refuse to listen to facts.
The problem is not new. Adam and Eve heard God, they just simply disregarded his message. That is how sin came into the world. The Prophet Jeremiah spoke of “foolish people, without understanding, who have eyes and see not, and who have ears and hear not” (Jeremiah 5:21). Ezekiel said, Son of man, you dwell in the midst of a rebellious house, which has eyes to see but does not see, and ears to hear but does not hear, for they are a rebellious house. Sounds like today’s news about carelessness in America.
People who turn a deaf ear to scientist who tell us how to bring Covid 19 under control are part of the problem and not the solution. Perhaps they are also perhaps among the same people who turn a deaf ear to God. They are determined not to listen to facts or truth but rather to do what they want to do. They are both foolish and rebellious.
As I see it, they may hear the facts, they may hear truth, but they are deaf to what they hear and so rebellious in their heart (I have my rights) that they not only put their lives in jeopardy but the lives of others. Such determination is irresponsible, self-centered and reckless. The Bible says, “If anyone knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, It is sin for them.”
In His Love,