Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Matters of the Heart
Read Mathew 13:10-15
The hearts of this people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes have closed. Mathew 13:15
How is your heart?
When Jesus told a story to illustrate how people receive and respond to his teaching (Matt.13:1-9), his disciples asked "why do you speak to them in parables?" (v.10). In reply Jesus quoted the prophet Isaiah "For the hearts of his people have grown dull. Their ears are hard of hearing, and their eyes have closed, lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, lest they should understand with their hearts and turn, so that I should heal them" (v. 15; Isa.6:10)
How dangerously easy it is to neglect our hearts. If we become callous, we find no joy in living or serving; and life seems hollow. But when our hearts are tender toward God, understanding and gratefulness through to others.. So Hows is your heart?-McCasland
We become so busy doing good that we lose our heart for God.