HOW ABOUT YOUR HEART IS IT RIGHT WITH GOD
I haven’t really heard or read much teaching on THE HEART OF MAN, yet the Bible has so much to say about this subject. I am so aware personally and can so relate to the words of Jeremiah 17:9 NKJV The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.
The MESSAGE says The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful, a puzzle that no one can figure out.
The AMPLIFIED says The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind
this is what mankind inherited when Adam and Eve disobeyed God and sinned.
We know that God knew Adam and Eve would sin, and in eternity past long before He created them God had an answer, Jesus became that Lamb that took away the sins of the world, Jeremiah prophesied God will institute a NEW COVENANT and give his people a NEW HEART, not a heart that was incapable of sinning, but a heart that had a desire to live and please God.
I am not going to list the verses in this blog, but the Bible speaks of various aspects of the heart, which actually includes our MIND, our WILL, our EMOTIONS (which is the soul of man) plus our CONSCIENCE, put these four components together and you have the HEART OF MAN.
Solomon the wisest man in the world, reminds us:
Proverbs 3:5 NKJV Trust in the Lord with all your HEART, and lean not on your own understanding
Proverbs 4:23 NKJV Keep (GUARD) your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Jesus tells us in Mark 7:20-23 NKJV And He said, “What comes out of a man, that defiles a man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”
In Matthew 11: 34 NKJV For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
We sure still have a sinful nature, and unwittingly many Believers put a lot of “rubbish in their hearts as well.before they came to Christ.
SO WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
We must continually make Jesus THE LORD OF OUR HEART, He must be:
The Lord of our MIND
The Lord of our EMOTIONS
The Lord of our WILL
The Lord of our CONSCIENCE
SO IT IS BACK TO ROMANS 12:1-2 NKJV
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God
JESUS MUST BE
OF OUR LIVES
For as we learn to live on the altar of surrender as a living sacrifice, our stinking old nature is RENDERED POWERESS. We sure need all the help we can get to live the surrendered life, Jesus wants to help us, Psalm 118:27 NKJV God is the Lord,
And He has given us light; BIND THE SACRIFICE WITH CORDS TO THE HORNS OF THE ALTAR.
JESUS BIND ME TO THE ALTAR WITH THE CORDS OF CALVARY LOVE
SPEND QUALITY TIME IN PRAYER AND IN THE WORD
Peter tells us in 2 Peter 1:4 NKJV by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
LET GOD’S DIVINE NATURE (HIS DNA) FILL OUR HEARTS AMEN