God Who Hears
Psalm 39:12 “Hear H8085 my prayer, H8605 O LORD, H3068 and give H238 ear H238 to my cry; H7775 Do not be silent at my tears; For I am a stranger with You, A sojourner like all my fathers.
Psalm 54:2 Hear H8085 my prayer, H8605 O God; H430 Give H238 ear H238 to the words of my mouth. The word “ hear” in English is used 531times in 494 verses.
We want to focus on the word “Shamea” שָׁמַע today. This word is used in Genesis 58 times, in Deuteronomy 82 times in Psalm 78 times and in Jeremiah 168 times. We can see the importance in hearing from God just by glancing the usage of this word “hear”. God not only hears us, but commends us to hear Him as well. We will talk about the word, “hear” in terms of “we hear from God”. When we see the “shamea” is used mostly in Jeremiah, we can see God was pleading to Israel to hear what God had to say. I think He is the same way today. God wants us to pay attention to Him today, as He wanted Israel to hear Him back then.
May God hear us and grant us ears to hear Him!
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