04 Mar 2 Kings 7:1-2; Matthew 11:15
7 Then Elisha said, “Listen to the word of the Lord; thus says the Lord, ‘Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.’” 2 The royal officer on whose hand the king was leaning answered the man of God and said, “Behold, if the Lord should make windows in heaven, could this thing be?” Then he said, “Behold, you will see it with your own eyes, but you will not eat of it.”
15 He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Elisha wanted the people around him to “hear the word of the LORD” and trust it, but not all did; the captain doubted in a big way. Jesus often used the phrase “he who has ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15 ESV), which seems like an odd admonition. The NLT translates it “Anyone who is willing to hear should listen and understand.” How do you respond to the Word of God? Are you willing to hear and trust His promises; obey His commands? Or are they for someone else, or for a different time? God was getting ready to show His glory to His people in a big way and to rescue them from a desperate situation. They had the choice to hear His word, His promise, and eagerly await it, or to doubt. We have that same choice. Today, pray God would give you ears to hear.