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Keeping a Soft Heart
As Christians, we cannot afford to allow our hearts to be hardened to the word of God or the voice of God. Hebrews 3:15 AMPC — Then while it is [still] called Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion [in the desert when the people provoked and irritated and embittered God against them].
A person with a hardened heart is one who hears the truth but refuses to do it —one who refuses to judge himself or to change his ways to line up with God’s truth. You hear the word of God in a certain area and refuse to do it. After a while, your heart will become hardened to that area. You will ignore it, make excuses as to why you weren’t doing it, and even get mad about it when the subject is brought up.
Why? — because you have refused to listen to God’s word on the matter.
It’s a dangerous place to be: that’s why God admonishes all of us not to allow our hearts to be hardened. It can become so hard that nothing can penetrate it. The only remedy is to repent, ask God to forgive us, and begin to act on His word in that area.
Then God, by His Holy Spirit, will soften that area so it can begin to bear fruit, grow, and become what it is supposed to become. But it is your choice.
What area or areas in your life have you ignored or refused to act upon concerning the word of God? Whatever it is, repent — change your ways and become obedient. Then you will experience true happiness and fulfillment in this world.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 9:22 PM MDT
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