Have your ears ever gotten you into trouble?
While we’re aware of times when our words, thoughts or emotions have gotten us into trouble, we seldom think of the problems caused by our ears. All too often we passively listen to things that pollute or poision us, not realizing the damage being done and the consequences that come.
Think of situations when things you’ve listened to have hurt you. Consider the times you tune into:
The reality is, what you listen to, or refuse to listen to, is critical to your spiritual success. Your ears are a gate to your heart. What you open your ears to makes its way into your spirit and soul. And it absolutely affects what you think, say and do. It programs many of your responses to life.
Look at what Jesus said:
… Consider carefully how you listen … — Luke 8:18 (NIV)
As surely as we should guard what we say, we should guard what we hear. To keep ourselves free from spiritual pollutants and poisons, we must be very careful about what we allow to pass through our “ear gate.” Remember, whatever goes in, ends up in our heart!
As we were taught in Sunday School — “Be careful little ears what you hear!”