Deluded By A Stubborn Heart

March 09, 2018
"They keep saying to those who despise Me, 'The LORD has said, "You will have peace"'; and as for everyone who walks in the stubbornness of his own heart, they say, ' Calamity will not come upon you.'  -Jeremiah 23:17
The easiest people in the world to fool are those so stubborn they refuse to open their hearts to truth. “Stubbornness,” in the original Hebrew, refers not only to something hardened, but twisted as well. The unwillingness of the stubborn-hearted comes from a deluded view of reality. It might seem the opposite, that stubborn-hearted people are skeptical and cynical. But stubbornness of heart causes a person to refuse to admit that bad things can really happen to them. They are above tribulation and trial. They listen to the seers who predict happy times, but stubbornly close their hearts to the sages who warn them of consequences.

Hitler was stubborn-hearted to the end. When the Allies landed at Normandy, his aides were afraid to awaken him, because he still believed in his own invincibility.

The stubborn heart is deadly because it embraces the lies and delusions it wants to hear. Its opposite is the heart yielded to God and His truth. 

Ask God to break stubbornness off your heart, and cause it to be yielded to Him, and discerning.
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