Today’s Encouragement is Luke 19:47-48 NLT “After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him.  But they could think of nothing, because all the people hung on every word he said.”
Hung on every word –
All the (ordinary) people (but not the powerful, rulers and leaders) hung on every word He said. Every word.
When He spoke, there were closed ears and open ears present. Hardened ears, hearts, and minds, and fertile, receptive, ears, hearts, and minds. His Words were the same, Perfect, Timeless Wisdom… but the hearers were different.
To the powerless, Jesus presented power, the power of God working within, the hope of God’s mercy for ordinary man based upon His Love and Grace, not upon man’s accomplishment, wealth, or position.
And His Every Word.
My friends, at His Word the creation began, He spoke the universe into being, His word is purest Truth, the greatest power in the Universe, Jesus is described as the Word of God, the book He gave us is described as His Word.
Upon Every Word… the people who audibly heard Him… hung on to every word. Can you imagine actually hearing His voice, His message, the parables, the promises, the penetrating truths, ripping through the facade of the oppressive ruling religious leaders? No one ever spoke like Him, today no one speaks like Him.
Father open our ears to Your Voice alone, the Voice of Truth speaking the Words of Life! Help us too to Hang on Every Word You speak!
Voice of Truth