Which values do we hold to, what is the right way to follow? What are we listening to? How do we distinguish between the many voices clamoring for our attention and how do we know the right voice to hear and obey?
In Psalms 40 this passage speaks powerfully of obedience to the Lord:
Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”
I loved the phrase “My ears You have opened”. In John, Jesus give the promise that we will know the voice of the Master:
May our ears be open and ready to listen to our Heavenly Father.