Hebrews 3:12 - Hard-Hearted.
Hebrews 3:12 (NLT) Be careful then, dear
brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts
are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away
from the living God.
Hebrews 3:12 (AMP) [Therefore beware]
brethren, take care, lest there be in any one of you a
wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to cleave
to, trust in, and rely on Him], leading you to
turn away and desert or stand aloof from the
I think the easiest place to get a hard
heart is in church. Maybe that surprises you. You
might say, No, the easiest place to get a hard
heart is hanging around with godless people.
Yes, you can get a hard heart around
those people. But I think its easier to get a
hard heart in church. Heres why. Someone
whos doing things they shouldnt be doing could
come to their senses and say, This is
horrible. I need to change my life.
Maybe theyre thinking, I need to
get right with God. I need to go to church. And
I need to have my life changed.
In a way, such a person may be a little
closer to the kingdom of God than the person
whos in church. Thats because someone sitting
in church might be thinking, I know this
stuff. Ive heard it all since I was a kid.
You can hear the truth and not respond to
it, which is how your heart will become
hardened. The same message that can change one life
can cause another to say, Ive heard that.
I know all about that, and they reject it.
You see, the Holy Spirit will bring you
so far, and then you have to respond. The Holy
Spirit wont force you to believe. The Holy
Spirit will show you what you need to do and why.
But then you have to act on it.
The writer of Hebrews warned, Be
careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure
that your own hearts are not evil and
unbelieving, turning you away from the living God
(Hebrews 3:12 NLT).
So watch out, because you dont ever
want your heart to become hard. Instead, you want
to have a heart thats open and responsive to
the work of the Holy Spirit. [Greg Laurie from
Harvest Ministries; https://www.harvestdaily.com]
LINKS FOR FURTHER STUDY ON THIS TOPIC
Luke 8:11-15 - The Parable of the Sower; How
Is Your Heart?
Hebrews 3:12-14 - Caution with Choices and
Be an Encourager.
If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in
hearing from you. Thanks in advance and let's keep
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred
LINKS WORTH CHECKING OUT
Most Important Decision in Life:
Steps to Peace by Billy Graham:
A Man without Equal by Bill Bright:
Seeking God Made Real:
Prayer Made Real:
Importance of Choice:
http://creationhealth.com/CREATION-Health/Choice [click on video]
Medical Seminar on Healthful Living by David
DeRose, MD, MPH:
LINKS FOR BIBLE STUDIES
Lifting Up Jesus Bible Studies:
Amazing Facts Bible Studies:
Hope Awakens Bible Study Guides:
Glow Tract Video Bible Studies:
LINKS FOR BIBLE PROPHECY SEMINARS
Islam and Christianity in Prophecy, The
Third and Final Conflict by Tim Roosenberg:
Unlocking Bible Prophecies by Cami Oetman of
Adventist World Radio: https://www.awr.org/bible
Revelation Now by Pastor Doug Batchelor:
Hope Awakens by John Bradshaw of IIW:
Prophecies Decoded by Pastor Ron Clouzet: