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