8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed (Isaiah 6:8-10, KJV).
Ears to Hear
“This passage from the Old Testament made a great impression on the writers of the New Testament. In at least fifteen places in the Synoptic Gospels alone, the admonition ‘he who has ears to hear let him hear’ is repeated in one context or another. Frequently Jesus uses this expression after telling a parable or after making an enigmatic pronouncement” ((Healing Body and Soul: The Meaning of Illness in the New Testament and in Psychotherapy by John A. Sanford, p. 63).
The sin of disobedience can be translated as being hard of hearing. Did you ever receive a hearing-aid advertisement in the mail when you were having trouble listening to God? Did God’s 800 number (l-ist-ent-oGod) stop working? God demands that you open your ears to receive His messages.
In trading, if you don’t listen to God, you won’t receive the proper trading lesson at the proper time. You could wander aimlessly in the land of arbitrary ego ideas forever. Listening to God is difficult. God weaves subtleties in His communications with you. His memos are multileveled. Remember, ultimately, God has all the power—not your ego.