While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
2 Corinthians 4:18
If we are not to look at things that are seen what are we to look at? God instruct us to â€œwalk by faith and not by sightâ€ (2 Corinthians 5:7), but even walking poses difficulties for me if I cannot see where I am going. So, how do we accomplish this walk of faith?
We have five physical senses: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Cut off a man from his senses and you remove his ability to identify with anything in life. Yet, if a man is deprived of one sense he will develop his other senses to compensate for the one that is missing. Have you ever noticed how someone who is blind can identify what is going on around them by hearing? Their sense of hearing has become heightened to allow them to hear things that many times we miss; simply because we rely heavily on our sense of sight.
In this teaching, Pastor Michael A. Freeman expounds on the importance of hearing. We learn that people have either achieved a level of success or failure based on what they have done with what they have heard. What you do with what you hear greatly affects the outcome of your life.