A Hardened Heart (Through the Psalms)
Everyone sins. Every single one of us sin day in and day out. But there is something worse and more dangerous than sin when it comes to our relationship with God; a hardened heart.
The worse place that an individual can be in is to be hardened and jaded. A hardened heart is the most dangerous heart because it stands opposed to the grace of God. The Bible says God gives grace to the humble yet opposes the one who is proud ( Ps 138:6, Prov 3:34, James 4:6).
This is one thing that stood out about David. He was quick to repent and acknowledge his sins before the Lord. David says, I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,’ and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.’
David was far from perfect. We all know how badly he fell into sin with Bathsheba which resulted in a domino effect of horrendous sins. However, one thing that David did was that he always repented afterwards.
When you sin and fall short of the glory of God, turn to Him and turn to Him quickly. Acknowledge your sins and shortcomings and His grace will cover you. The worse place to be is to harden your heart and distance yourself from God when you need Him most. His grace and mercy is for those who cry out to Him in repentance!