The Ears of God

The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.

~ Psalm 34:15 (NKJV)

Note: Even though the Bible teaches God is Spirit, the Lord is sometimes described in Scripture using human features. He is said to have human characteristics. I think the best way to interpret the passages that speak of God in this manner is not literally, but figuratively. And the Lord uses this human (anthropomorphic) language to describe certain attributes, not so we know what He looks like, but so we can better relate to Him and understand more fully who He is in our relationship to Him.

Having touched on the Biblical significance of The Eyes of God, let us turn our attention to the importance behind the Scriptural language of the Lord’s ears. The ear is the organ of hearing. By the ear, we receive and interpret sounds of various kinds. And like the human ear which is limited to detecting only a certain range of sounds, it seems Scripture teaches God’s ears are more specifically tuned towards the cries of His people. God wants to hear from us. He has inclined His ear towards us that we might know the Lord not only sees us in our life condition, but desires to hear from us regarding it. Therefore, may we not neglect so great a grace. Whether it be songs praise and thanksgiving, or the prayers of deep anguish and pain, Christians serve a compassionate loving God whose ears are open to their cries.

~ apl


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