Eyes to see, ears to hear

25 At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children.

Matthew 11: 25New International Version (NIV)

24 Therefore, people revere him,
for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?[b]”

Job 37: 24 New International Version (NIV)

130 The unfolding of your words gives light;
it gives understanding to the simple.

Psalm 119: 130 New International Version (NIV)

19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[c]

26 Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not  upmany of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, 29 so that no one may boast before him.

1 Corinthians 1: 19, 26-29 New International Version (NIV)

source: https://www.biblegateway.com/

Wise way to live the living word is to look up those references after sentences. Then to gather the texts to a story like I have done here. It forms ideal and well phrased story for you to understand. The bible is not simple book to read and you can read it in many ways. None of them are wrong, but what you should know is that if you only read it one way you might miss something “hidden”, the truth.

Many have done their evil to hide things but it is also God’s wish for you to be deserving and wise and mature to learn for yourself. Exercise you right and do your very best to learn and read this marvelous book in a different way.

13 This is why I speak to them in parables: “Though seeing, they do not see;
though hearing, they do not hear or understand. (But to this day the Lord has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear. Deuteronomy 29:4./21 Hear this, you foolish and senseless people,who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear: Jeremiah 5:21./2 “Son of man, you are living among a rebellious people. They have eyes to see but do not see and ears to hear but do not hear, for they are a rebellious people. Ezekiel 12:2.) 14 In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah: “‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. (9 He said, “Go and tell this people: “‘Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.’ 10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull  and close their eyes.[a] Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts,
and turn and be healed.”Isaiah 6:9,10./ The Lord has brought over you a deep sleep: He has sealed your eyes (the prophets); he has covered your heads (the seers). Isaiah 29:10. 40./ “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts,
so they can neither see with their eyes, nor understand with their hearts,
nor turn—and I would heal them.”[i] John 12:40. 26./ “‘Go to this people and say, “You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.” 27 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’[a] Acts 28: 26,27./
8 as it is written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see and ears that could not hear, to this very day.”[c] Romans 11:8.15 For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’[a] (17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. Matthew 16:17./ 23 Then he turned to his disciples and said privately, “Blessed are the eyes that see what you see. 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.” Luke 10:23,24.)

Matthew 13 New International Version (NIV)

I wish the joy to read and learn to you all. Love and blessings from your loving sister Titta Hannele

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