by Thomas Manton
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In "The Hardening of the Heart: Sermons on Exodus 4:21" Thomas Manton explores the profound theme of heart hardening as depicted in the biblical passage of Exodus 4:21. With profound insight and rich theological analysis, Manton explores the multifaceted aspects of the hardening of the heart, examining its causes, consequences, and the means of prevention.
Drawing upon the timeless wisdom of Scripture, Manton uncovers the human tendencies and spiritual conditions that contribute to the hardening of hearts. He skillfully navigates through topics such as resisting God's calls, succumbing to hypocrisy, apostasy from received grace, sottish despair, and the perils of spiritual sloth. Manton emphasizes the urgency of heeding God's warnings and the significance of maintaining a tender heart towards the workings of the Holy Spirit.
Through engaging prose and a compelling narrative style, Manton brings to light the dangers of complacency and the detrimental effects of pride, self-sufficiency, and worldly distractions on the human soul. He offers practical guidance and heartfelt exhortations to confront these obstacles, emphasizing the need for repentance, spiritual diligence, and a genuine dependence on God's grace.
These sermons on Exodus 4:21 are a timeless spiritual resource that challenges readers to examine the condition of their own hearts and confront the barriers that hinder a vibrant relationship with God. Manton inspired readers to seek transformation and cultivate a receptive heart, ultimately leading to a deeper understanding of God's love, mercy, and redemption.