“We are told men ought not preach without preparation. Granted. But we add, men ought not to hear without preparation. Which do you think needs the most preparation, the sower or the ground? I would have the sower come with clean hands, but I would have the ground well-plowed and harrowed, well-turned over, and the clods broken before the seed comes in. It seems to me that there is more preparation needed by the ground than by the sower, more by the hearer than by the preacher.” --C. H. Spurgeon
We have to think about what we do to prepare ourselves to listen to the sermon. How are we preparing ourselves on Saturday evening and Sunday morning?
May our participation in hearing the Word of God be that fertile ground where the gospel seeds produce bountiful fruit in our lives to the glory of God and the good of our fellow members!