Mark 4: 24: “And He was saying to them, ‘Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more shall be given you besides.’” Do you ever wonder why people don’t seem to listen to you, or heed what you say? Your answer might be right here. If you don’t listen to others, or if you disrespect their words (especially when they are speaking for God), you will get the same treatment. This whole sermon of Jesus (vv. 1-32) is about hearing and listening, summarized in the words, “Take care what you listen to.” Or what you don’t listen to!