Always keep a part of your heart reserved for God. (1)
I have known people with hard hearts or, as Ezekiel writes, hearts of stone.
People with hard hearts are generally unforgiving, self-centered, and cold. They are not drawn towards others nor are others drawn to them.
A hard heart is the ugliest attribute a person can possess.
Hard hearts do not make room for God. They are devoid of love and are unmoved by the beauty and mystery of life.
Hard hearts are never broken, but neither do they live.
Not only does God want us to have hearts that have a spot reserved for Him, but he promises to give us one:
“I will remove your heart of stone and replace it with a heart of flesh.” (2)
A heart of flesh is a goldmine for love and life.
A hard heart is nothing more than a gravel pit.
Your heart is your treasure chest. (3)
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Luther, Martin; Galvin, James C. (2009-05-19). Faith Alone: A Daily Devotional (p. 290). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.
Ezekiel 11:19 and 36:26.