We all want the truth in everything. That made me think how many live as truth is in the eye of the beholder. This is why you can have a debate and each side presenting their believed factual truths and both sides walk away still believing they are right, BUT....... the real truth is, The Word Of God.
No guarntees you can, will or are hearing the truth without being tainted by our own opinion or be influenced by some source that is not the truth. This is why we Must have ears to hear as Jesus explains.
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you into all truth. He will not speak his own words. He will speak only what he hears and will tell you what will happen in the future. John 16:13
Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand. Mark 4:9
So that the Scriptures might be fulfilled:"When they see what I do, they will do nothing. When they hear what I say, they will not understand. Otherwise, they will turn to me and be forgiven. Mark 4:12
Jesus is telling us.... you have got to listen and to understand, the only way to listen and understand is to ask.
Today if you hear his voice, do not harden your heart. Hebrews 3:7, 15
Makes me wonder... if it was written; Stop fighting it with all your outside influence or what you know.
What we listen to good or bad is a determining factor for each of us moving forwards, and saying that because you are rich/poor, educated/uneducated, left brain/right brain, your race, your nationality, your religion..... on and on I can point out all the differences, but using it as a reason that you cannot hear or understand the Word of God does not matter. God calls out, he gives, he commissions us all! It is about receiving, receiving Jesus as the word of God.
I am the way, the truth, and the life. The only way to the Father is through me. John 14:6
In learning to understand in my own seeking, trusting and pursuing God in the differences between me taking the word and deducing it down to what I understand or choosing to be one who has ears to hear. Letting the Holy Ghost lead and teach me..... to explore.... to let go of how I have learned it, heard it or the fact I have read it many times before. Every time I read the word with purpose, asking to have ears to hear, to see what I need to see and what the enemy doesn't want me to see.... something in the verse that has not changed, but that day my ears heard it differently. That day it jumped, it ran, it moved; my ears heard it differently. The bible tells us the Word is alive, sharper than any two-edged sword, but it is only alive to you, if you seek to hear. Reading as a factual, historicial, informative book you will only see it as nice parables, analogies and really uplifting, even inspirational stories.
This is exactly what the bible promises on the other side for those who do not have ears to hear. One who seeks and has ears to hear, the bible speaks "you will be given the mystery of the Kingdom of God".
If we do not seek to hear, listen to the truth of the word we will see everything within our own walk with Christ about us personally; current events and all that we naturally know and understand. This is why the word tells us that Jesus is the truth and the way. He is the truth and Truth is the the light that opens doors, that opens wisdom, knowledge, understanding far unknown to us. Jesus is the Where, What, Why and How; the answer to every question..... because Jesus is the Word, he is the encapulated, eternal, ever existent Truth that waits and he is waiting to spend time with us, to show us the way and always be by our side.
I am on social media like most and it hit me one day.... all the verses, all the encouragements, I cannot go through any of my feeds without at least 10 or more verses that are posted. I know that when posted these verse ministered to that person and of course I believe that when people post the verses they can minister to another. I personally post my art everyday praying, believing for the Holy Ghost to use the words, colors and designs to speak so loud it touches the heart of each that reads it, but it hit me one day,.... so much truth out there, more than ever, but are we Hearing it? Listening? Understanding what the Holy Ghost did to have that pop up right there, at that moment for you to "hear"?
Heck.... I am the guiltiest of all, I post piece after piece, I draw it, I paint it, Verses Hanging All Over My Walls..... I see His words everyday...... am I listening, am I understanding, am I hearing the truth that is trying to speak to me so I know the mystery of the Kingdom of God?..... Or am I treating it like some uplifting little quote, removing all the power within it to come in as a two edged sword and doing the work it was place in front of me to do...change me with its truth.
The Spirit of truth is speaking to us all the time, purpose to hear him in everything as he whispers to us..... He is with you. It will be alright. He has made the way. He is on the Throne. He won, death is defeated and you are the Victor!