They turned their backs.
They covered their ears.
They hardened their hearts by refusing to listen to God.
This made the Lord Almighty very angry.
Then God said, ” When I called they did not listen,
so when they called, I would not listen.”
Our Father God is the same today as he was several thousand years ago when he said these words to the Israelites through his prophet, Zachariah.
He expects us to pay attention.
He expects us to open our ears.
He expects us to soften our hearts by listening to him as he speaks to us through his living word.
Then he will listen.