(Proverbs 23:19 KJV) Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
Have you ever had someone talking to you and when they are done you don’t have a clue to what they said? How about the times you read a page and can’t remember what it said. We have all been there. If we could learn to “hear” (listen NASB) (8085) we would take a big step forward in life. I go to church with my ears on. I have pod-casts going with ears in range. Do I hear what is said? Do I hear what is meant? Too often the answer is, “No.”
It takes work to engage your brain. That is another reason why holy living is harder than legalism. Legalism has a limited number of rules. Holiness is a total, full time involvement of your whole being.
So? Would you be satisfied with a certificate from a phony medical school? Why settle for a counterfeit spiritual life? Listen and live.