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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Ezekiel 11: A Natural Heart

heart_flexh10[1]What you are plotting I well know . . .

Yet we humans believe that we can keep our dark secrets hidden.

I will give them a new heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the stony heart from their bodies, and replace it with a natural heart, so that they will live according to my statutes, and observe and carry out my ordinances; thus they shall be my people and I shall be their God. 

Yet we humans believe that the world has something better to offer us: comfort, fame, a legacy to be remembered for generations.

 But as for those whose hearts are devoted to their detestable abominations, I will bring down their conduct upon their heads, says the Lord God.

Yet we humans believe that we can keep our dark secrets hidden, and we can . . . for a time.

The Psalmist reminds us in 44:21: If we had forgotten the name of our God or spread out our hands to a foreign god,would not God have discovered it, since he knows the secrets of the heart?

Yet we humans believe that we can keep our dark secrets hidden, and we can . . . for a time, but God knows what we are plotting . . . and God offers us the opportunity to be free of the darkness.  God offers us the newness of a natural heart.

We will want to open ourselves to this newness.


Image from: http://atriversedge.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/with-a-new-heart-and-a-new-spirit/

Written on November 13, 2010 and posted today as a Favorite.

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