24 Listen to me now therefore, O you children, and attend to the words of my mouth. [When He says listen, He is not just telling you to pay attention to the words you are reading; He is telling you to listen for His voice to speak words from His mouth, which words come from within your heart to be obeyed, Rom 10:8. To attend is to listen and regard with compliance. Christ speaks to those who wait on Him in humble silence as they listen, watch, hear, and obey. Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power; and they sit at your feet, each receiving your words. Deu 33:3]
47 If anyone hears my words, and does not obey [carefully attend to, observe] them, I do not judge him; for I came not to judge the world [every man], but to save the world [every man].
48 He who rejects me and does not receive my words, has one for his judge — the words that I have spoken [to him] will judge him in the last day.7 [He knocks in every man's heart; he quietly pleads anonymously for us to depart from our evil, selfish ways. If we do not keep [practice, obey] his words, when we die, (the last day), we will remember the words of him pleading with us to depart from evil, and those words will judge us. From the Word of the Lord within: "All men are without excuse; if I were silent, they would have an excuse. Every man has heard the call to repent."]
|Proverbs 4:1,20,5:1 |
1 Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
1 My son, attend to my wisdom, and bow your ear to my understanding: