Scripture Reading: Mark 3:1-15
“And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other.” (Mark 3:5)
There is more hardness of heart among My very own children than among those who do not know Me. Their hearts are in ignorance, but they often are not in a state of hardness because ignorance and hardness are two different things. The latter is worse than the former. It comes about by constantly refusing the Word and by rejecting the leadings and guidance of the Holy Spirit, even while one “acts” spiritual or religious.
The hardness of heart grieves Me and it angers Me, for My children profess to know Me but they know not My will or My ways, neither do they follow Me, nor sacrifice to do what I desire. They do not what I desire. They do not know what is best for them and so they often miss it by seeking to please their flesh or refusing to hear My voice.
My child, My will is to make the lame arms whole, so they can reach out their hands to bless and help others. So many are crippled in spirit because no one has shown them love. But if you will look past the hardness of heart in the synagogues of the righteous, and bring cures and healing to the needy who come for help, you will see My glory. But do not let the hardness of others hinder you from giving the needy My love and help.
Daily Preparations for Perfection by Gwen Shaw
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