A hardening of heart 
It is not the arterial hardening, 
But the mental emotional, spiritual aberration,
That results in the hardening of our heart.
The insidious lie that 
Man is captain of his soul,
Encourages him to reject GODís sovereignty and wisdom!
From the first temptation of Adam and Eve in Paradise,
Pride has a congealing effects on our heart.
Sin has separate Man from Almighty God!
Only through Godís forgiving Grace
Can our heart be softened
And our relationship with the Holy God restored!