12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them.
Yesterday, we looked at how if even children are judged by their actions how much more adults are.
It would make sense that this verse follows, then.
Man in our world teach that our eyes and our ears came about by accident over millions of years.
They also teach that many cannot be held responsible for their actions in certain situations (to which there indeed are a few).
However, it was God who gave us our ears and our eyes.
Why is this important?
God has shown us we must follow His example:
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8, NIV
And He has told us how to live:
44 “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
Matthew 5:44-48, NIV
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
John 13:34-35, NIV
God has given us eyes and ears to know that what He says and does is good and perfect and what we must do.
He has shown us the way and given us instructions. It is our duty to pay attention and follow Him.
Wise Lord, grant us the wisdom to listen to Your teachings, to see where You are moving, and to live in such a way to please You.