Remeber when you were a kid, and didn't want to hear something being said? We would plug our ears and loudly say.... "lalalalala", just to shut out whatever it was. Not unlike many people in times of the Old Testament, in today's post-Christian, post-church, culture ...we don't want to be burdened with things like wise counsel, righteousness that comes only from God, nor depend upon the Lord for our daily living. No, we desire or own way, our rules, our freedom, our rebellion. A day will come that we'll be grateful for God's instruction. But not now. We live in the land, the time, of plenty.
"They tell the seers, "Stop seeing visions!" They tell the prophets, "Don't tell us what is right. Tell us nice things. Tell us lies. Forget all this gloom. Get off your narrow path. Stop telling us about your 'Holy One of Israel.'" This is the reply of the Holy One of Israel: "Because you despise what I tell you and trust instead in oppression and lies, calamity will come upon you suddenly— like a bulging wall that bursts and falls. In an instant it will collapse and come crashing down. You will be smashed like a piece of pottery— shattered so completely that there won't be a piece big enough to carry coals from a fireplace or a little water from the well."
Isaiah 30:10-14 NLT