Thousands of Years Ago Acts 28 : 23 -27 23They arranged to meet Paul on a certain day, and came in even larger numbers to the place where he was staying. From morning till evening he explained and declared to them the kingdom of God and tried to convince them about Jesus from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 24Some were convinced by what he said, but others would not believe. 25They disagreed among themselves and began to leave after Paul had made this final statement: "The Holy Spirit spoke the truth to your forefathers when he said through Isaiah the prophet: 26" 'Go to this people and say, "You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving." 27For this people's heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts and turn, and I would heal them When we think , thousands of years ago ; people have not changed … They still had the same struggles , problems and difficulties that we have today . When Paul preached some were convinced of the gospel and others hardened their hearts . Isaiah prophesied about the same thing long before the New Testament was written Isaiah 6: 9- 10 . Paul said people’s hearts have become calloused … verse 27 and in this day and age of so much evil we are definitely seeing the same scenario . That is again why it is so important and I cannot stress it enough ; that we are into the Word daily and not just use the Bible as another book on the table to dust . The Bible is the living Word of God .