Come to Hear

Or, “Come to Listen”
Or, “Go to Listen”
Or, “Go to Hear”

This is a subsidiary post of Coming to Christ.
It is also a subsidiary post of Going to Christ.
It is also a subsidiary post of Hear (Hear Him).
It is also a subsidiary post of Listen (Listen to Him)

These are pictures of our coming to Jesus to hear His words.

The Lord is not mute like an idol (1 Corinthians 12:2); He speaks because He lives.

Matthew 5:1, 2 – “When Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on the mountain; and after He sat down, His disciples came to Him. He opened His mouth and began to teach them, saying,”  –  This beginning of the Sermon on the Mount reminds us of what was prophesied in Isaiah 2:2-4 and Micah 4:1-4 below, and that was evoked in Hebrews 12:18-29, also below.

Mark 2:13  –  “…and all the people were coming to Him, and He was teaching them.”

Luke 6:47-49  – “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like…But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like…”

Hebrews 12:18-29  –  “For you have not come to…But you have come to…and to Jesus…See to it that you do not refuse Him who is speaking…Him who warns from heaven…”  –  Surely, this passage is alluding to Isaiah 2-4 (Micah 4:1-4) below.  For a similar picture, see also Matthew 5:1- above.

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Psalm 34:11  –  “Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD.”

Ecclesiastes 5:1, 2  –  “Guard your steps as you go to the house of God and draw near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools…”

Isaiah 2:2-4 (parallel to Micah 4:1-4 below)  –  “…’Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that He may teach us concerning His ways
and that we may walk in His paths.’…”  –  See note on Hebrews 12:18-29 above.

Ezekiel 33:30-33  –  “…And they come to you as people come, and they sit before you as My people…for they hear your words, but they do not practice them.”

Micah 4:1-4 (parallel to Isaiah 2:2-4 above)

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