Calloused Hearts

 2 Samuel 1; Psalms 140; Matthew 13 

“…‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them.’”

Matthew 13:14, 15

Our spiritual senses of listening to God and perceiving or seeing his counsel to us are essential to our growth in his kingdom. This sensitivity to God’s communication to us is connected to the condition of our heart. When our heart is calloused, we have limited capacity to see and hear from God. Spiritual understanding comes when we respond to God’s invitation and turn our heart toward him and his ways. Our healing spiritually is connected to our heart’s posture toward God. Our heart can either be calloused, leading to limited capacity to hear or see God, or our heart can turn toward God and respond to his guidance and word to us. The choice is ours.

“Lord Jesus, I humble myself before you and seek your face. I will obey your word to me this day.”