This message will examine the dangers of hardening our hearts towards God. The Scriptures give examples of both the redeemed, as well as the unredeemed, hardening their hearts. A hardened heart does not happen overnight. In the natural realm, we can harden our hands and feet through friction. The more our skin is rubbed, it thickens forming callouses. These hardened surfaces eventually become insensitive to the touch.
In like manner, when we continually resist the will of God: i.e. His calling and His word, our hearts will grow cold and hard towards God. For the redeemed, this hardening can result in the loss of blessing and rewards, and in some cases, even the loss of their physical life. For the unredeemed it will ultimately end with the loss of eternal life and heavens glory.
So, what is it that makes us so stubborn? What is it that causes us to dig in our heels so deep that we would be willing to give up everything, even our life. This message will examine these questions and provide God’s answer to these issues.