A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. Ezek. 36:26
The Condition of the Heart
According to this parable, when trials come a person with a stony heart becomes easily offended. God sent His Word to heal; but, a person with a stony heart cannot receive it.
What is a Stony Heart?
In John Sandford’s book, The Transformation of the Inner Man, he talks about how the stony heart can begin with tiny stones during childhood. Each time pain is felt, due to the lack of attention or affection, a stone is formed. After a period of time, the stones form a “wall of protection” around the heart for protection against further hurt.