Morning Thought: Your Father loves to speak to you. But, be careful not to open your ear-gate to anyone. Your ears are for the Lord, not for people’s opinions. Those you listen to will either keep you walking straight on God’s way, or will lead you astray. God even warned his people not to listen to any religious leaders (prophets) who did not listen to him. May your ears be washed and consecrated to Jesus today. “You may say, ‘The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,’ but this is what the Lord says…’they have not listened to my words…words that I sent to them again and again by my servants the prophets. And you exiles have not listened either'” (Jer 29:15, 16, 19, NIV).