Mark 3:5 – Grieved at My Hardness of Heart

Join us in the Project 345 reading plan as we read through the New Testament.

Context: (Jesus) said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.

Mark 3:5 “And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.”

Observations:  Jesus looks at hardness of heart (porosis – callused, dulled perception, blunted mind, stubbornness) with anger.  It grieves Him.

Application: “Lord, show me where my heart is hard.  Help me see my callused stubbornness with a righteous anger and give me, through the Spirit, the strength and wisdom to soften it.”

Does Jesus look at you with anger, grieved by your hardness of heart?  What can you do today to soften your heart?

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