I Have a Good Heart!

We as humans have appetites of the body, flesh and the mind. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) encourages us saying “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV) tells us “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Now I’m sure someone’s out there saying “I have a good heart”. Humans have a heart condition requiring the attention of a Master Heart Surgeon. Our sick hearts, left alone will take flight and go off the deep end. Often times we yield to strange temptations and then wonder how we got into such a big mess. So if you’re one of those who professes to have a good heart, then remember that Luke 6:42 states that a good heart produces good treasures. Furthermore, any goodness within us is a gift of God. James 1:7 (ESV) explains that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Only God is good and to obtain that lasting consistent good we need God’s help. Now that does not mean we are incapable of doing any good acts all by ourselves. However permanent and consistent goodness only comes from God. Many of us tend to sway toward good depending on the situation at hand. It not easy to be good when situations gets ugly. Only the righteousness of God make us good. You see, “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). We need the consistent righteousness of God to keep us from swerving… from going off the path God sets for us.

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