EXPERIENCE GOD IN SCRIPTURE
Mark 4:24-25—“Consider carefully what you hear,” He continued. “With the measure you use, it will be measured to you—and even more. 25 Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.” (NIV)
In America, we have a fundamental truth we believe in: “All men are created equal.” Of course, this doesn’t mean all men and women LIVE equally and EXPERIENCE EQUAL BLESSING as a result. Why is listening to God and how we live so vital to Jesus?
He equates living our lives with “measuring.” What do you think this means?
Lord, listening to You takes time and discernment. Honestly, I’m not always sure when I hear You or when I’m just hearing my own thoughts bang around in my head. So, I thank You for Your Word which is something I don’t need to doubt whether You’re saying or not to me. Help me to respond to Your directions—both in the Word and in the Spirit’s speaking to me—by measuring out to my neighbor all the effort, holiness, kindness, and love as You have measured to me. For Jesus’ name, Amen.