Dispassionate Hearing

“When truth comes, we must interact with it and appropriate it. One of the great sins of the church today is the dispassionate hearing of God’s Word. Because of this, there are many who are spiritually ill, unable to comprehend the truths they once held dear. Only God can deliver his children from such apathy!

“O God, help us not to consider your Word in a casual, unfeeling way. May our hearts burn with sacred truth – flames of the Holy Spirit that cannot remain within us but must overflow to others, drawing them into personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. May our grief over the idolatry all around us move us to speak and live the gospel, so that others will come into your precious kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.” – E. Kent Hughes, Commentary and Prayer on Acts 17:16-34.

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