The Hebrew word for “listening” (8085) is shama. It is a significant word because it is used to describe possibly the most important verse revealed in the Old Testament. It is called, strangely, the Shama.
(Deuteronomy 6:4 KJV) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:In a world of pagan, polytheistic cultures the ancient Jews needed to be reminded of this every day. We are again surrounded by culture that has revived the many forms of paganism and now has the power of the printing press, TV, radio and the internet.
The KJV and the NASB phrase it differently but the message is clear: Stop listening to the slop that drives you away from God. Instead, listen to what God is trying to tell you. Keep in mind that the remote has an off button as well as a way to channel surf.
So? We really are responsible for the intellectual and spiritual food we consume. It really does make a difference what you hear.