Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hardened Hearts

May 26

Daily Bible Reading: John 10:1 – 21

Verse of the Day: John 10:6 – “This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which he spake unto them.”

The Greek word used here (παροιμιαν) is used by John in his writings, the other three use the word παραβολη, while they are similar, their meanings have a slight difference. In John’s use of the first term, it carries the idea of an analogy or figure of speech. The other word carries the meaning of an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

The important part here is that those listening did not understand the illustration or figure of speech that Jesus applied to this conversation. Sin had so hardened their hearts that they were incapable of understanding. We must beware that we do not allow sin to harden our hearts to God’s voice.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, may I confess my sin today, I do not want my heart to become hard against Your Voice. I long to hear and obey You. Help me to walk in the right way, to listen for Your voice and to obey it always. 

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