By: Amankwatia Emmanuella
Jeremiah 17:9-10 – “The heart [is] deceitful above all [things], and desperately wicked: who can know it? The LORD search the heart, [I] try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, [and] according to the fruit of his doings”
The verse above gives description about the nature of the heart of man. It states that the heart of man is deceitful and wicked above all things but when God wants to reward us, He first search through our hearts then test our minds and base on that He rewards us according to our ways and the fruit of our deeds.
Before we can receive from God, the contents of our heart must please God. The contents of our heart will please God only when our spirit is right with God. Our heart and spirit can be right with God only when the word of God is living and is active in us. For the word of God discern the thoughts and intentions of the heart (Hebrews 4:12). That is why David said “I have stored up you words in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11). When our spirit is right with God, the fruit of the Spirit will exhibit itself.
Let us long for a spirit that is right with God that our heart of stone will be replaced with a heart of flesh.
Prayer: Create in me a clean heart, Lord and renew a right spirit within me.
© Christians Message Devotional 2017