Hardness of Heart

A Question for Hard-Hearted Hearers

Jan 01

A Question for Hard-Hearted Hearers    “Shall horses ran upon the rock? will one plough there with oxen?” — Amos vi. 12.   THESE expressions are proverbs, probably, taken from the familiar adages of the country, but, anyhow, right worthy to be used as proverbs. The wiser men become the more sententious are their utterances, the more terse and …

Amos:6:12

How Hearts Are Softened

Sep 18

How Hearts Are Softened   “And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall he in bitterness for him, …

Zechariah:12:10-11

Jesus Angry with Hard Hearts

Mar 28

JESUS ANGRY WITH HARD HEARTS.   “And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand.” — Mark iii. 5.   MY text will really consist of these words: “He looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the …

Mark:3:5

The Heart of Flesh

Aug 31

The Heart of Flesh   “I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.” — Ezekiel xxxvi. 20.   IT is a peculiar feature in our holy religion that it begins its work within, and acts first upon the heart. Other religions, like that of the Pharisees, begin …

Ezekiel:36:26

A Warning Against Hardness of Heart

Mar 19

A Warning Against Hardness of Heart   " But exhort one another daily, while it is called to-day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” — Hebrews 3:13.   THE children of Israel in their coming out of Egypt, and in their forty years’ sojourn in the wilderness, represented the visible Church of the living …

Hebrews:3:13

The Stony Heart Removed

May 25

THE STONY HEART REMOVED   "I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh." — Ezekiel 36:26        THE fall of man was utter and entire. Some things when they have become dilapidated maybe repaired; but the old house of mankind is so thoroughly decayed that it …

Ezekiel:36:26

A Divided Heart

Sep 25

A Divided Heart   "Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty."—Hosea 10:2        This passage may be taken as referring to the people of Israel as a nation, and it is not less applicable to the church of God. It is one grand and grievous fault with the church of Christ at the present …

Hosea:10:2