Hebrews 4:11-13

We can hear God’s Word and we can believe God’s Word, but we can also refuse to allow God’s Word to affect our hearts. We can cut it off at the head.  That is, we could intellectually and mentally get to know it and yet refuse to be persuaded. The Word of God is a very, very powerful thing and it is applied by the Spirit of God through persuasion.  Without surrendering to that persuasion we are lost.