9 For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen
To the instruction of the Lord;
10 Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right,
Speak to us pleasant words,
11 “Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, Let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
There was a nation who didn’t want to hear about God anymore. They were focused more on making alliances with other nations. They were preoccupied by making friends with the nations around them that caused them to willingly forget about God. Today people are making the same mistake Israel did when they asked for a king. These people want to hear only what is nice, what pleases them and what does not offend them. By doing that, they are willingly refusing to listen to God. Let us not make the same mistake by listening only to what we want to hear. Let’s listen to God!