hearing is obedienceMany children hear their parents, but ignore them. They pretend they don’t hear them. They do what they want. Or what their friends want, who convince them to do something prohibited or harmful.

All who came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.
John 10:8 NET

Jesus is the true Messiah, sent by the Father. The religious leaders of his day did not represent the will of God. Whoever listened to Jesus was actually the spiritual flock, the real followers.

The Lord calls us. Will we hear? Will we answer?

To hear means more than just listening. It’s a term from the Old Testament to indicate discipleship and obedience.

When we listen to today’s religious figures, instead of Jesus, we don’t belong to his flock.

What do you think?