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The use of senses (Ezekiel 40:4)

And the man said to me, “Son of man, look with your eyes, and hear with your ears, and set your heart upon all that I shall show you, for you were brought here in order that I might show it to you. Declare all that you see to the house of Israel.”

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One of the purpose of our existence here on Earth is to see the beauty of God’s creations. We were made to enjoy life to the fullest and not to dwell in despair and sufferings. These are the things that we often forgot. We are too preoccupied with negativity and hopelessness that we skip the appreciation of the wonders of this world.

Make use of your senses properly. Our eyes were made to glance at the stunning creations God has blessed us, to stare at the beautiful faces of our fellowmen, to witness meaningful and blissful happenings. Our ears were created to listen to God’s voice, to hear good advises, to be guided to the right path, to be encouraged by words of wisdom. Our hearts were made to experience God’s love, how to be loved, to sow optimistic outlook and good vibes. Our lips were given to praise and worship our Maker, to pray for one another, to proclaim God’s goodness and grace.

However, are we using our body to what supposed it should be? Instead of what should be done, eyes were used to watch pornography or glance at a woman lustfully. Ears were now utilized to listen to worldly music with filthy lyrics. Hearts are mostly filled with revenge, anger, resentment and jealousy. Lips curse and swears, proclaim lies and deceit, hurt other people and emit toxic words that pollute.

Blessed are we that we were created with these senses. Will we only appreciate once we lost one of it? All of these are important that is why these were placed in a human’s body. Yet if we are using it wrongly, all the systems in our body will also be affected.

How to live life to the fullest despite the wickedness of our surroundings, temptations along the way, hard challenges and tough situations? Use your senses properly! Read the Bible with your eyes, listen to God’s leading with your ears, sow God’s words in your heart and speak blessings with your lips.