KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 4:24 ” And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given.”
Our Lord Jesus after explaining the parable of the sower, went on to make some very weighty statements about life. “He said unto them, take heed what you hear; with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you, and unto you that hear shall more be given”. These words are very loaded.
The whole verse is divided into three parts.
- Take heed what you hear.
- With what measure you mete, it shall be measured back to you.
- Unto you that hear shall more be given.
He started by saying, take heed what you hear. In simple terms he is saying be selective about what you hear.
Before I proceed to explain further on what the Lord said, please understand the makeup of every man. Every man is like an empty barrel, or a plain field. Whatever you fill the barrel with that is what will fill it. What you plant into a particular ground that is what it will produce. Why are some people persuaded by a particular line of thinking? Why would some people decide to take up explosives on their bodies and die with others? Those people have been filled with a kind of information that has fully taken over their thinking faculties to act that way.
Words are like seeds. (Mark 4:14). They always bear fruit after their kind. Words of hatred will always breed anger, bitterness, war and death. Words of love will breed concern, forgiveness, support, unity and life. Why are you happy? You are so happy because you have heard words that excite your emotions to have positive expectations, praise, and inner satisfaction. Your world is made up of the words you hear.
In the beginning God said some words to our first parents, Adam and Eve. The devil came and gave them his words. They listened, believed and acted on those words of Satan, and so humanity began to be dominated by death yet thank God who allowed Jesus to pay for our sins.
Please take heed what you hear. What you don’t want you don’t watch.
Every seed will produce its own kind of fruit, such are the kind of words that I receive. I would only listen, read and watch that which would develop that which I want to be and experience.
John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
John 1:14 ” And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.””