He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. Proverbs 28:9 KJV
Do you hear what I hear? It is possible to listen and not hear what is actually being said. There is spiritual ear as well as a natural ear. Sometimes spiritual immaturity can hinder what we hear. Pride, arrogance, indifference and all other carnality can block spiritual truth from being heard.
He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. Matthew 11:15 KJV
We should pray to have our spiritual eyes enlightened and our spiritual ears tuned to the truth of God’s Word.