This may seem like a cryptic verse innocuously tucked in the book of Proverbs but I hope it gets your attention from this point forth:

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made both of them (Pr 20:12, NASB).

Have you ever been with someone as they blurted out, Quick, look at that! Then they frenetically point toward the that? What, I don’t see it?”

Never mind, you missed it? Missed what? I didn’t see it!

The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both. The Apostle Paul tells us that we are to walk by faith and not by sight (2 Cor 5:7) because the things that are seen are temporal while the things that are unseen are eternal (2 Cor 4:18). Faith, hope, love—all things unseen, yet very distinct. Huh? How are we to see things that are unseen? Better yet, how is that Jesus could “see” the faith of the people who brought a paralytic to Him (Matt 9:2)? And throughout the gospels, we are continually reminded that Jesus was looking to find faith. Will He see it in us?

“The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the Lord has made them both (Pr 20:12, NASB).

Seeing is super important. Hearing is also. However, do we know how to see with spiritual eyes and is our hearing accustomed to hear from the Lord?

There is a process that I would like to share that can give some insight toward how this happens biblically.

Step one: Seeing it.

Step two: Saying it.

Step three: Savoring it.

Want to see this path as traced through in the Scriptures?!

Your senses without a biblical filter will deceive you. The Bible says that if we are merely hearers of the Word and not doers, than we are deceiving ourselves (James 1:22).

If you would like to learn more about the divine antidote and how to spot deception through a visual and interactive presentation titled:

Deception vs Divinity: Think YOU can’t be fooled?

“Do not be deceived” is a command repeatedly mentioned in the Scriptures (James 1:16, 22, Galatians 6:7, Colossians 2:4) and the Apostle Paul writes with a pastoral tone in 2 Corinthians 11:3, “But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.”

Please respond with a comment to this post if you are interested in learning more. The presentation I am working on is designed to engage all five of your senses and to have you laughing, learning, and excited about the truths found in the Scriptures presented by a professional magician aka “The Great Toddini”—