Hearing and obeying, apparently two different concepts in English and most languages, but not so in Hebrew; The language of GOD and The Bible. For in Hebrew, The original Language of The Bible; to hear and obey are birthed out of the same Hebrew Word, representing two different stages of development of this word. It is to be understood as when you hear someone speak, as opposed to just listen and note what they are saying, you hear what they are saying and do what is said; if you do not do what is said you cannot truly be said to “ have heard” what they have said. This concept is noted well in The Sermon on The Mount Discourse –Matthew chapters 5-7, notably here in Matthew 7:24: “Therefore whoever hears these Words of MINE and does them , I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on a rock.” Here you see the word “hear” in Hebrew in The Text and it’s emphatic development “ and does” them, accenting the inherent concept that true ‘hearing’ is never just the act of receiving information but the manifest working out of what has been spoken in direct application to the word(s) spoken/given. An interesting contrast is given by JESUS = YESHUA in Matthew 7: “Everyone who hears these Words of MINE and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand,” Note he hears The Words of YESHUA and does, but does not do what is inherent in The Very Words of YESHUA that must be done to have truly ‘heard’ what YESHUA said. He merely does what he wants, and thus his life is not built upon The Rock=YESHUA, our firm foundation = 1 Corinthians 3:11, but upon his own choice and his own way. Yet YESHUA = JESUS is The Way. Choose HIM. Choose HIS Words. Choose HIS Way. Hear HIM and obey HIM.