Today's daily devotion is based on Matthew 13:9, "Whoever has ears, let them hear."
We teach our children for their benefit and blessing to enable them to live a safe and secure life. In the same way, God teaches us through his word for the specific direction that throughout our lives, we may experience a bountiful 'crop' when we nurture faith in him.
So what exactly does Jesus want us to hear in this text from Matthew? We are told that Jesus spoke of many things to his disciples. There is no doubt he taught that which we have heard from the beginning: we are to forgive and love one another and love others not merely with words that are heard, but also by our actions and genuine caring.
God of love, we pray that you open our ears, so we can hear your word, understand it and enact it daily in our lives. Thanks to God for his indescribable gift, who is Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.