GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 21
GOD’S WORD FOR AUGUST 21 ~ ~ Isaiah 55:3 ~ ~ “Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.”
All insects that hear, except one, have two ears. Some insects have ears on their legs, thorax or abdomen. However, they all follow the same principle. Their ears are separated so that they can locate the source of the sound – except in one insect.
Scientists always thought the praying mantis was deaf. The 1,700 species of mantises have no structure that looks like an ear. Only after a long process of detailed study and testing did scientists finally discover that the mantis can hear. Further investigation finally led to the discovery of one of the most bizarre methods of hearing anywhere in the animal kingdom.
The mantis’s hearing organ is difficult to call an ear. Unlike any other insect, the mantis has only one hearing organ, located in a groove underneath its thorax. The teardrop shaped groove has a thinner cuticle than other parts of the body. Beneath the cuticle there is a relatively large air sac on each side of the groove. These sacs are connected to the insect’s respiratory system. Near the top of the sac are the nerves that carry the sensation of sound to the nervous system. Scientists say that this hearing organ senses ultrasonic frequencies. When researchers played a bat like sound to a mantis in flight, it immediately took an evasive flight path to escape the bat it thought it heard.
There is no limit to the amazing things we see in God’s creation. Evolutionists’ untruths simply can’t win over the Truth of God. Creation is a foundational Truth, along with the crucifixion and Resurrection, all of which can be proven by observing material proofs. That’s why studying these things is so important in building the faith through Truth that can be seen.
Hearing is a very important sense for defense as well as for obtaining food. Spiritually, this is true also. Hearing the Word of God brings faith. Besides observing this in our own lives, we’re told in
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
But just hearing isn’t enough for salvation nor for knowing God as we need to. We need to take it into our hearts and react from our hearts. But sometimes God’s people lose their desire to go that far………….Sometimes, the world becomes too bold and strong in their lives, then what Jesus said in Matthew 13:15 is seen: “For the hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing,”
Let’s not let that happen. Let’s encourage one another, and ourselves, to hold onto our zeal for His Word and for telling others of the great Love He has for us.
Heavenly Father, please protect us from the world, and from ourselves. Please help us to stay on the right path, following closely after Your Dear Son Jesus Christ, and not dull our ears and eyes, but be wide open, taking in everything from Your Word and Your Spirit. We praise You for salvation and for Your presence in our lives, and we ask these things in the power and name of Your Son, our Lord, jesus Christ.