Hear God’s Voice
The story is told about three military men walking across the huge flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Suddenly, a commanding officer yelled out to them, “Drop!” Two of the men immediately fell on the deck. The third man turned around to see what was happening and was instantly killed by an incoming aircraft.
All three men heard the same word; however, only two of them understood what they heard and obeyed the command. Recognizing and immediately obeying the voice of the commanding officer proved to be a matter of life and death for these men.
Similarly, Jesus states, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:27–28). Jesus says: “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear” (Matthew 11:15).