If the hammer does not break, it makes the iron into steel. Every blow makes it harder. If the fire does not melt, it hardens the clay into brick, as hard as stone. If the medicine does not heal, it poisons. If the word concerning Christ does not break your heart, it will make it like the nether millstone.
ROBERT MURRAY McCHEYNE
(Source : From the Preacher’s Heart)
There is a non-neutrality involved in listening to the Word of God. It is a blessing to our souls or a curse. It is either healing our souls or condemning us to Hell. We listen to sermons, but they never leaves us neutral.