Monday, January 11, 2016
Ezekiel 36:24-28 Jan. 11th, 2016
24 For I will gather you up from all the nations and bring you home again to your land.
25 “Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. 26 And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.[a] 27 And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations.
28 “And you will live in Israel, the land I gave your ancestors long ago. You will be my people, and I will be your God.
This is a story of REDEMPTION!
Everything in life is a story about redemption. God is seeking to restore our HEARTS. In Heaven he will restore creation to where it was suppose to be.
But when God restores the heart.... LOOK OUT WORLD!!!
This verse explains why the NT Christian is not under the law as Paul said. It is because the LAW GIVER has written the LAW ON THEIR HEARTS!
Do you have that? Think about it... when you are driving down the road in Delaware the speed limit (THE LAW) changes. If a wonderful police officer pulls you over and tells you that you were speeding (BREAKING THAT LAW) and you said "Oh but I didn't know it changed" does he say "Oh, ok... since you didn't know it was wrong then it doesn't count!"
NO!!! He says... "TOUGH. Ignorance ain't bliss!"
You are held to the law even if you didn't know it was the law!
BUT because God loves us so much and wants to help us he WRITES THE LAW ON OUR HEART!!!!
We will ALWAYS KNOW IT!
That is the 'Jimminy Cricket' on your heart. That conscious that is saying "You shouldn't do that..."
OH but that comes with a warning... James tells us that when you do what you know you shouldn't do it is a sin.... OUCH!
I am so grateful for a God who writes his law on my heart. Who guides me, directs me, picks be up each and EVERY time when I fail him.
My GOD IS AMAZING!