The Hardening of the Heart
Hebrews 3:7-8
Why (as the Holy Ghost said, To day if you will hear his voice,…

has its gradations of —

1. Carnal security, which comforts itself with the outward possession of the means of grace; and from —

2. Natural indifference and insensibility to the Word, proceeds on through —

3. Unbelieving disparagement.

4. Faithless neglect, and —

5. Reckless transgression of the Word —

6. To rejection, contempt, and denial of it; and thence to a —

7. Permanent embittering of the wicked heart; to a —

8. Conscious stubbornness of the wicked will; to the —

9. Bold tempting of the living God Himself, until in —

10. Complete obduracy, judicial retribution begins the fulfilment of its terrible work.

(J. P. Lange.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice,

WEB: Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says, "Today if you will hear his voice,

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