A Tender Heart to Your Word of Truth
A Tender Heart to Your Word of Truth

A Tender Heart to Your Word of Truth

Lord Jesus, whatever my circumstances may be, please keep my heart tender and broken before You – so that I may always be wholly affected by Your Word of Truth – whether it be from an anointed pulpit, or in my own quiet times of devotions.

“O send out Thy light and Thy truth: let them lead me… Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy…” (Psalm 43:3-4).

Of hardness of heart, David Wilkerson wrote:
In my experience, the hardest hearts—the incurable kind—have always been found within earshot of Holy Spirit-anointed preaching. Such hardness does not exist in cold, dead, formal churches where the gospel has been corrupted for generations. No, it is often found where a pure word is preached from the pulpit and rejected in the pews.

“He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy” (Proverbs 29:1).

You may ask, “What exactly is a hard heart?” It is one that is determined to resist obeying God’s Word, impossible to stir, and immune to the convictions and warnings of the Holy Spirit.
The tragic truth is that in spite of hearing fiery messages sent from heaven, multitudes of Christians do not practice what they hear. They refuse to allow God’s entry into certain areas of their lives and as they continue to hear without heeding, hardness begins to set in.
In contrast, there are many sinners whose hardness of heart has been cured. At first they cursed Christ and shook an angry fist in God’s face. But when they heard the gospel and felt the pure, loving reproof of the Holy Spirit, their hearts melted. They repented and turned to Jesus.
The life of Madalyn Murray O’Hair’s son illustrates this. He had been reared in probably the most atheistic household in America and he later worked for his mother, crusading against God and religion. But when he heard the gospel, he got gloriously saved and became a minister, preaching Christ instead of cursing Him. This man’s hardness was curable also—because he had not sat under sermons of reproof and continually rejected them.

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