The Dangers of Living with a Hardened Heart
A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty, (Matthew 13:3-8).
A friend of mine was telling me about an individual who recently came to Christ, but had never once heard the Gospel until now. And it’s true that with all the churches in America today, even where I’m from in the so-called Bible belt, men and women are growing up without a clear witness of the Gospel.
But on the other hand, there are people all across our country that have heard and heard, but their hearts have been hardened. Now that’s a dangerous position because Proverbs 29:1 says, “He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.”
God’s patience will not always persist with man. And unfortunately, I’m afraid there are so many people sitting in churches today that have heard the Gospel many times but have never really trusted in Jesus Christ. They grew up in a church, their parents took them to church, but they've never had an experience of salvation in Jesus.
So ask yourself this simple question: “Which soil am I?” Do you just do the Christian routine out of habit, or are you truly bearing spiritual fruit? If you’re the first, it’s never too late to recommit your life to Christ and experience the joy of truly walking in his light!