I have treasured Your word in my heart so that I may not sin against You. (Psalms 119:11 HCSB)
He held as precious to his heart Your word. “You speak and the sound of Your voice is so sweet…” There’s a hush that clears the air for the ears of his heart. It takes time to listen. It takes time to treasure and inscribe Your word on the place it’s most loved and useful. He doesn’t want to disappoint, he doesn’t want to fail, he doesn’t want to break Your heart. If He did it would hurt him, it would let down his friends and family but most of all it would be a wall, however temporary, between he and You.