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Hardness of heart, does it apply to us today?

Was hardness of heart only a symptom that Pharaoh had back in the Old Testament, or did the disciples of Jesus Christ also have hardness of heart. What does the New Testament say.


Hardness of heart can be due to many reasons, not believing in the supernatural, not able to understand spiritual truths or the way in which we treat others. As Hebrews 3:13 points out hardness of heart comes through the deceitfulness of sin.

If we fail to believe in the power of the Word of God and only believe in what we can hear, taste, touch, smell or see. We are living carnally and have hardened our hearts.

One cannot believe by sight, one must believe by faith. Consider the disciples in Mark 6:52, right after they had witnessed and had partaken in the feeding of the five thousand. Hours after that Jesus rebuked them for their hearts were hardened. Our carnal mind does not understand or believe in what it cannot hear, taste, smell, feel or see. Therefore, we must learn to believe by faith.

For in order for Jesus to move in our lives we must by faith believe in things that we cannot see. For faith in what you can see is no faith at all, for without faith it is impossible to please God, Hebrews 11:6.