The Hardness of Heart That Accompanies Depravity

  Nobody becomes depraved in a day.  It is a gradual process of sinning and hardening your heart against the truth.  There are those who sit in church every Sunday, lead a double life the rest of the week, and harden their hearts just a little more every time they hear the truth proclaimed.
  Of course, there are also those who don't attend church, but still harden their hearts against the conscience that God gave them.  How does one become the kind of person who will kill his wife because he is having an affair with another woman?  Could that person be you?  If you are persisting in known sin, it could very well be you!
   I think of David.  Because of his rondezvous with Bathsheeba, he ended up becoming a murderer.  We look at some of the horrendous acts of crime that people do and we think we are somehow different from then, when in fact, we are not. We think there are acts that we are incapable of doing, but that is false security, my friend.  If you think you are standing strong, be careful not to fall. 1Corinthians 10:12.
   Once someone continually "stiffens their neck" they are setting themselves up for the worst possible scenario.  In the account of Sodom, the perverts who visited Lot and wanted to "know the men carnally" were struck with blindness. And then, the following statement - so that they became weary trying to find the door.  Picture that.  You are in the process of gross immorality, you get struck with blindness, and you don't even stop to consider what is happening.  You are so intent on your debauchery, that nothing is going to stop you!  And so it happened.  Destruction!  There was nothing more that God could do.  In his mercy, he gave a stern warning of blindness and it was ignored.  At some point, we are at a place of no return. He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing. "Today if you will hear his voice, do not harden your hearts, as in the rebellion."


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