v32 “for they hear what you say, but they will not do it”
How many times in the past have I found myself wondering if my prayer is falling on deaf ears? Perhaps because I didint know how to deal with patience or I couldnt stand the fact that I really am not the one in control of everything.
How many times do I turn my ears off to people that are in need of my help, advice and rely on me? Am I listening properly, actively and effectively?
v32 it’s like me talking to my son having to constantly repeat myself understanding that he can hear me but not knowing if he’s actually listening. The big difference between listening and hearing is intention to be willing to appeal to another opinion to change to compromise and to work. But most important, its caring what the other person has to say so I can understand their feelings.
Ephesians 6:1 “
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right״
The people of Egypt were just “hearing” God without listening and obeying Him and it led to their demise, so it’s good to listen with intention, especially when its His voice.