Peeling Away Callouses of the Heart

A few weeks ago in Sunday Morning Bible class, we were looking at Eph 4:18-19:

They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.

We discussed that when our conscience warns us against a particular sin, but we continue in to commit that sin anyway, then our conscience is weakened against that sin.  If we continue in that sin, the time comes that our conscience bears no objection to the sin at all.  So that a sin that your conscience once abhorred no longer offers resistance against that sin.  This is what Paul refers to in Ephesians 4 as those who have “become callous.”

Should we find ourselves in this position, with callous hearts, how can we ever peel back this callous of our hearts so to hear once again the call of our conscience against sin?  We can by meditating on the 10 commandments.  To help us toward this end, I recommend reading through the attached questions of self-examination to help us consider our lives in light of the Ten Commandments.

Self Examination Brochure

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