A Hardened Heart or Something Else?

16 But to the wicked person, God says:

“What right have you to recite my laws
or take my covenant on your lips?
17 You hate my instruction
and cast my words behind you. Psalm 50:16-17

More and more non-Christians will use select Scripture quotes to prove a point they are trying to make. Usually, though, they are attempting to prove how clever they are by using Scripture against the Christian.

For instance, when arguing against their deviant behavior, they’ll quote a passage in Leviticus or Deuteronomy that states a child should be stoned for being rebellious. They twist the Scriptures to fit their ideology. Often if you press them further, that’s perhaps the only passage of Scripture they’re familiar with. In other words, they really don’t believe the Scriptures, only that which makes them look smart.

You have to know, though, that the Word of God is powerful. God can and will use His Word to cut through their hardened heart. If you ever find yourself in that situation, pray that God will continue to use His Word to penetrate their heart.

On the outside we may see a cold, uncaring, and even hateful individual trying to use the Bible to further his own agenda.

God sees something totally different.

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