Therefore it is come to pass, that as he cried, and they would not hear; so they cried, and I would not hear, saith the Lord of hosts:
Peter, Solomon, David, and Isaiah have warned us about unheard prayers, now we go to Zechariah.
As we read from David, we can’t “regard iniquity” – we must repent from sin for God to hear us. However Zechariah intensifies it – if we don’t listen to God’s conviction about sin, God may not listen to us.
Zechariah outlines what led to this:
But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the shoulder, and stopped their ears, that they should not hear.
Because they refused to hearken, “they made their hearts as an adamant stone” (Zechariah 7:12). In Hebrews we’re warned about hardening our hearts:
Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
The time to repent is today!
But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
Don’t put it off and let your heart be hardened. Whenever God convicts you of sin – be quick to repent!