Hanging on His Words

“…all the people hung on his words.” Luke 19:48b

Last week, in remembrance of what Jesus did for us through His death and resurrection, I read through several chapters of Luke’s account of those holy events, starting with Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Luke tells us that every day Jesus taught at the temple and then concludes that particular paragraph with “all the people hung on his words.”

I already had that phrased underlined in my Bible, but I’ve got to tell you, those words captured my attention again. I could picture the people listening intently, straining to hear every word, hungry for the life-giving words and wisdom of Jesus.

So let me simply ask today, what about us? Are we hanging on His words? Are we listening intently, straining to hear everything He says to us? Are we hungry for the life-giving words and wisdom of Jesus, for the truth, instruction, and comfort of the Word of God?

In other words, who or what is our lifeline? To whom are we listening? May we be found hanging on His words!

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  1. Amen and Amen! I don’t know that verse or I’ve never noticed it. Going to underline it in my Bible, too. Thank you friend!

  2. I never noticed that in my Bible. I’m going to look it up, right now.

    BTW–I have something posted on my blog today that made me think of you. You’ll see why…


  3. And now it is underlined in mine – thank you Cheryl, for pointing that out!

  4. Cheryl,
    I read through the Holy Week scriptures in John last week and had similar feelings of awe. I just love how God’s word really is alive and active, speaking new insights and truth into our lives.

    Thanks for pointing out this particular verse!

    Blessings to you,

  5. Hey ladies, so glad I could point you all to this particular verse. God’s Word is amazing — always something new to discover or rediscover!

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