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Listening

Bible verses about listening.


As Christians, we are called to listen – to God, to each other, and to the world around us. Active listening requires more than just hearing words; it means paying attention and being receptive to what is being said. The Bible is full of verses that remind us of the importance of listening. Here are 10 such verses to inspire us to be better listeners.


"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry." - James 1:19

This verse reminds us to be patient and calm in our interactions with others. Rather than interrupting or getting defensive, we should take the time to truly hear what someone is saying.


"Whoever has ears, let them hear." - Matthew 11:15

In this verse, Jesus encourages his followers to truly hear his teachings. He often used parables to convey deeper truths, knowing that not everyone would understand them at first glance.


"The one who has ears to hear, let them hear." - Mark 4:9

Similar to the previous verse, this one also emphasizes the importance of truly hearing and understanding God's word. It requires an openness and willingness to listen.


"When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise." - Proverbs 10:19

Sometimes, the best way to truly listen is to be silent. This verse reminds us that too much talking can lead to sin, and that listening requires a certain amount of restraint.


"Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock." - Matthew 7:24

This verse reminds us that listening is only the first step; action is just as important. We must put what we hear into practice in order for it to make a difference in our lives.


"Be still and know that I am God." - Psalm 46:10

This verse reminds us of the importance of silence and stillness in our spiritual lives. It is in these moments of quiet that we can truly listen to God's voice.


"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ." - Romans 10:17

In this verse, the apostle Paul emphasizes the role of listening in building and strengthening our faith. By listening to God's word, we can deepen our relationship with Him.


"For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror." - James 1:23

This verse reminds us that listening requires action. Simply hearing God's word is not enough; we must also put it into practice in our daily lives.


"But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear." - Matthew 13:16

In this verse, Jesus blesses his followers for truly seeing and hearing the things of God. It is a reminder that listening requires a certain level of attentiveness and mindfulness.


"If anyone has ears to hear, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches." - Revelation 2:7

This verse reminds us that the Holy Spirit is always speaking to us, and that listening requires an openness to His guidance. We must be willing to listen in order to fully experience the Spirit's presence in our lives.


Listening is a vital part of our spiritual lives as Christians. These 10 Bible verses remind us of the importance of being attentive, patient, and open to the word of God. May we be inspired to continue to practice active listening in our relationships with God and with each other.



Reflection Questions

How do you listen to God's voice in your life?

What are some tips for better listening when it comes to reading the Bible?

How can Christians learn to be more mindful listeners?

What advice would you give for how to stay focused during a sermon?

Do you think that strong listening skills have helped strengthen your faith in God?


Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to leave your favourite verses in the comments about this topic.

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