Jeremiah 26:3 If so be they will hearken, and turn every man from his evil way, that I may repent me of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings.
God wants them to listen. He wants them to turn from their evil ways. He wants this to happen so He doesn’t have to do what He has planned. He will punish their evil ways but hopes that they will turn. He has a plan but doesn’t want to put it into effect.
So much of what happens in our life is that we choose to disobey God and so suffer the consequences. God has big plans. He wants to work in our lives. He waits on us to respond. He is asking you to listen so He doesn’t have to do what He has planned to do!