Therefore consider carefully how you listen. Whoever has will be given more; whoever does not have, even what they think they have will be taken from them. (Luke 8:1-18, NIV)

6Sacrifice and offering you did not desire 
but my ears you have opened 
burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. 
7Then I said, “Here I am, I have come 
it is written about me in the scroll.
8I desire to do your will, my God; 
your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:6-8, NIV)
4The Sovereign Lordhas given me a well-instructed tongue, 
to know the word that sustains the weary. 
He wakens me morning by morning, 
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. 
5The Sovereign Lordhas opened my ears; 
I have not been rebellious, 
I have not turned away. 
6I offered my back to those who beat me, 
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; 
I did not hide my face 
from mocking and spitting. (Isaiah 50:4-6, NIV)