John 5:38 But you do not have His word abiding in you, because whom He sent, Him you do not believe.
“The Jewish people in the days of Jesus missed Jesus as their Messiah not because of a lack of knowledge. They missed Jesus because their head was full of knowledge, but their heart was not full of God.” The head plays no part; it is faith that speaks to and is spoken from the heart.
Psalm19.8 the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes…
Deut11.7 For your eyes have seen all the great work of the Lord that he did.
The Bible not only talks about seeing the great work of the Lord, it also talks about seeing the evil of the world and choosing.
The Bible warns against hearing the word and hardening our hearts:
Heb4.6 Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7 again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
The Bible clearly demonstrates that it is not the lack of knowledge of the head, but the hardness of the heart that rejects God. The lack of knowledge and the abundance of knowledge are of equal standing if the heart is hardened to the Lord. When faith becomes debatable in the mind it becomes debatable in the heart. The brother of Jesus, James states that a double-minded man receives nothing.
“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”
Published on Monday, August 10, 2015 @ 4:20 AM CDT