An older couple had an ongoing contention about which of them was losing their hearing. As time went on the husband decided he would settle the issue once and for all.
While his wife was enjoying a book in the living room he said in a loud voice, “Dear, would you like a cup of tea?” Upon hearing no response, he progressed to the next room and said again in a firm voice, “Dear, would you like a cup of tea?” Still, he heard no reply, so he went to the living room and stood directly behind the chair in which his wife was sitting. In an even louder voice he repeated, “Dear, would you like a cup of tea?”
She turned to him with a slightly annoyed expression and replied, “For the third time … yes, I would like a cup of tea!”
Being hard of hearing is also a spiritual condition. Over and over Jesus declared, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”
People hear spiritually when they desire to know the heart of God and are changed by it. Jesus commended those who hear the Word with an honest and good heart, hold it fast, and bear fruit with perseverance.
In the Psalms, God said it this way; “Don’t be like the mule which has no understanding.” The one word that best describes a mule would be… stubborn. In other words, God wants you to have ears to hear because the blessing of hearing is yours.
“He who has ears to hear, let him hear,” …and be blessed.