"The entrance of Thy words giveth Light." (Psa. 119.130)
The verse doesn't say, "Thy word giveth Light,"
it says, "The entrance of Thy word giveth Light."
There is a world of difference (and distance) between hearing with the ears, and hearing with the heart.
How very few are the hearts which hear.
And how difficult it is to come to the Word of God with the ears of the soul open.
It is a conscious act,
starting with an awareness,
followed by an expectation.
It is a thirst for a Reality beyond the superficial appearance of things,
a Reality which imprints itself deep within the soul.
It is a closing of the ears to the clamor of all other voices.
It is a laying aside all our prejudices, and preconceived ideas.
It is a bringing of the whole being, alert to hear what God is speaking.
God never speaks empty words.
" I have esteemed the words of His mouth more than my necessary food" says Job. (Job 23.12)
Beyond all the necessary things of life, in a realm apart, stands the Word of God.
This is true in nature, and this is true in the spiritual realm.
Our human thoughts and words, make no progress in God's realm.
We can only think from the realm of our own experience,
and we only achieve frustration as we travel in circles.
Unless God speaks - death reigns,
but when God speaks - all is made to live.
"The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live." (Jn. 5.25)
Let's put it in a wider context: consider not just the dead lives, but the dead things within our lives.
All that is dead within me will live when the Word of God enters into my life.
May we not settle for anything less than the entrance of God's Word.
May we not settle for anything less than fullness of Life.