STONE Y HEARTS

I know that most of you have heard the statement: “God knows my heart”.  Well that is very true…Mark 28 tells us how Jesus knew that the high priest reasoned within themselves. Luke Well, from the beginning of time, even in the first book of the Bible, Genesis 6:5, God say that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of mans heart was only evil continually.

Not one of us has the ability to cleanse our own heart. Proverbs 20:9 states: “Who can say, “I have cleansed my heart, I am pure and free from sin?”

Proverbs 21:2 says people may be right in their own heart, but the LORD examines their heart.

God wants wicked hearts to depart from him. In Psalm 101:4 it states: A froward heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked person.

Ezekiel 11:19 says: And I will give them singleness of heart and put a new spirit within them. I will take away their stoney, stubborn heart and give them a tender, responsive heart, a heart of flesh.

It’s amazing how humanity tries to change God by coming up with man made laws to justify their actions so they will not have to conform to the Word. Romans 10: 3 remind us: For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

 

Temptations

In the first few chapters of the book of Genesis, God established Adam as Eve and gave them power over everything, and everything they needed, he also gave.  After the serpent convinced Eve against God’s s specific instructions, Genesis 3:6 tells us that she was convinced after she saw how beautiful and delicious the fruit looked and she desperately wanted it. Allurement is attraction to something flattering or desirable.

Eve‘s desires for the fruit made her forget the importance of what she already had. According to James 1:15; lust gives birth to sinful actions. In Ephesians chapter 4 and verse 18, states we continue to drift far from the life God gives.

Many of us keep closing our minds and hardening our hearts towards God. Still, even in our rebellion, God loves us so much, that again, he gave us everything we could ever need or want through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. Yet, we still do not understand the importance and the power we possess. Some people are not excited by God, but by His creations. Clearly, they are after the charming things they see, hear, taste, and feel, however, we should be chasing God. We should be storing up heavenly treasure that will never end. We are to desire the creator more than His creations.