For the heart of this people has become dull; they are hard of hearing, and they have shut their eyes, so that they would not see with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them. – Matthew 13:15
How does the heart affect someone’s ability to hear and see?
Christ came to heal but the most religious people of His day had a “GOD BOX” that Jesus didn’t fit neatly into. They couldn’t hear God speaking even when He was in human form. Their hearts were spiritually dull and they were unable to comprehend spiritual truths.
They couldn’t see God, even though He was standing right before them. Are your ears dull of being able to hear God’s voice? Are your eyes shut so that you cannot see?
In this verse Jesus lamented because it was His desire to heal them, but their blindness and deafness kept them from being able to receive healing.
Pray this prayer if you think that your “GOD BOX” could be expanded. “Lord Jesus, I want to hear you and see you. Deliver me from any dullness of heart, spiritual blindness and deafness.”
Learn to hear God.