If you were to ask if someone’s heart is hardened, you would run the risk of offending political correctness and of being labelled as “not nice.” Jesus wasn’t concerned about either of these risks. He was concerned about the honour of God and the souls of his people. Therefore, he was willing to ask hard questions and say the hard things. As we study this particular text, it is imperative that each of us hear and correctly answer this question. It is imperative that we not harden our hearts and, if our heart is hardened, that we plead with God to soften it.
Scripture References: Mark 8:1-21
An exposition of the Gospel of Mark by Doug Van Meter.
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