In Touch Daily Devotions 7 February 2022 || Listening to God’s Word

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In Touch Daily Devotional 7 February 2022
In Touch Daily Devotions 7 February 2022 Message By Dr. Charles Stanley

In Touch Daily Devotions 7 February 2022, Monday Message

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TOPIC: Listening to God’s Word

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:18-23

In Touch Daily Devotions 7 February 2022 MESSAGE

Two people sitting in the same pew and listening to the same message can respond in totally different ways. The determining factor is the state of a person’s heart, as the parable in today’s passage clearly shows.

A Closed Heart. There are people who harden their heart against the truth. Some may even attend church. But no truth is able to penetrate because their mind is closed to any message they don’t want to follow.

A Shallow Heart. Some people are passionate about what Christ can do for them but fall away when difficulties come. Because of their misplaced expectations, they fail to experience His provision in hardship.

A Cluttered Heart. Those who are distracted with the world’s cares and values have no room in their heart for committed devotion to Christ. Therefore, the Word they hear produces no fruit.

An Open Heart. This is the kind of attitude we should all desire and cultivate—one that positions us to hear, understand, and apply the truths of Scripture to our life.

Which category are you in? If your heart is anything but open, ask the Lord for a new, fruitful one that is eager to know and obey His Word.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Leviticus 26-27

In Touch Daily Devotions 7 February 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.

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