In the Book of Isaiah we read a very comforting thing (at least most of the time it’s comforting), “The Lord has given me a disciple’s tongue, for me to know how to give a word of comfort to the weary. Morning by morning he makes my ear alert to listen like a disciple. The Lord God has opened my ears.” Every morning we ask for a disciple’s ear and tongue. We ask for an ear to hear what the Lord Jesus will teach us. The Lord opens our ears. The Book of Job says that while we sleep, “In a dream, a vision of the night, when sound sleep falls on us, while we slumber in our beds, then He opens our ears and seals our instructions.” That sounds easy enough… but it takes some listening practice.
The text from Isaiah 50 has also been commented to be about the coming Messiah. It could apply and especially the latter part of the chapter. However, most Bible commentators believe it is for the prophet Isaiah and likewise for us. We listen like a disciple (follower or learner) whether awake or asleep, the Lord wants to speak to us and ‘seal our instructions.’
He who has ears, let him hear. Jesus