The Spiritual Gift of Listening

An old proverb says, “God gave us two ears and one mouth so that we would listen more and talk less.”

“In I Kings 3:9 Solomon is portrayed as asking the Lord for a ‘listening heart’ that he may be able to judge the people of God and ‘distinguish right from wrong.’ He receives the gift of wisdom, and immediately the famous episode of the two harlots is narrated.”

(Roland Murphy, The Tree of Life, p 2)

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