“Whoever listens to me will dwell safely” (Proverb 1:33)

May 4, 2023

Humans have the natural ability to use their sense ‘listening’ rather than just hearing, for the better comprehension of discourses. This gift bestowed from God was from the creation of mankind. Every since his existence, man shall listen the word of his creator. Though he defied His law and command, the Holy Father gave His word to save him from eternal fire and thus send His Begotten Son, Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Our redeemer also taught the word of God, gospel for human race could get life in Him.

Gospel is the guide to the path of life; it is the good news to the salvation of human race. It tells the life of Lord and Savior Jesus and His teachings, which form the foundations of the Christianity. We have seen our Lord through His words, listen to His voice and witnessed His miraculous work by the gospel.

Humans are the work of God and thus shall listen to His words and abide His law.  The word of God was first foretold by the Prophets. People in the Old testament were taught by the Prophets as Mosses, Joshua and Jeremiah and when they listened and obeyed His words, were led to the promised land. Their returning was due to their will of listening to God’s words that helped their penance. They have also witnessed His presence, heard His voice and outlook His work.

Then rose the Apostles to teach the four gospels, “The Gospel of Matthew, The Gospel of Mark, The Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of John.” Saint Apostles with their teachings and messages within their epistles saved many lives, changed thousands into Christianity and do miraculous just as the Lord.

People of the New Testament, are guided by the gospel to know the word of God, comprehend His words and act accordingly in our Christin life. Our Lord likes praise and so we shall give thanks to the Holy Trinity, saying “Holy Father, Holy Son and Holy Spirit”; He is pleasant for our diligence in prayer and prostration, cherish our service of Church. He loves good endeavors as ‘loving Neighbors as oneself, feeding and nurturing the poor and elderly.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ have taught His disciples to love and safeguard the poor. He showed them love by blessing the bread and fish for their consumption for we could do as same. “As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

“We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

“Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.” (Matthew 15-21)

We see care, love and nurturing in this work of our Lord for He is the God of love, mercy and safety. We shall recon the words of Wise King Solomon in his proverbs saying “Whoever listens to me will dwell safely.” The safety that the King talks about is Christianity. (Proverb 1:33)

To be Christian within Christ, we shall follow the path He craved for all the salvation of Human race. It is through His gospel we know and acknowledge His will and perform His rule. Lord Jesus taught us about faith, Christians endeavors and has showed unconditional love. This is what we must have to be Christians.

May our Lord help us into listening to His words and live by them; Amen!