Posted in Christian Living, Daily Living

Getting a Heart Transplant

Without God, our hearts are evil and wicked and they fuel the fire our tongue wants to kindle. But there is a Great Physician who is ready with a new heart and the ability to perform the transplant.

Why We Can’t

But we can be good enough. We have great self-control. We’ve learned to bite our tongues when they start to wag out something cruel.

Great. That’s good practice.

But the truth is, we can’t solve our heart problem.

Solomon asks a question in Proverbs 20:9. “Who can say I have made my heart clean? I am pure from sin?”

It’s a rhetorical question folks because the Law of Moses made it evident that every human being sinned. And all their sacrifices, offerings and prayers would never change the unredeemed state of their hearts.

Of our hearts. Yours. Mine.

“There is none righteous; no, not one” Romans 3:10

Why He Can

But wait!

There is one person who was righteous. One man who lived a sinless life, but offered himself as a sacrifice for all the sinners.

The man Jesus Christ.

Because of His perfection, Jesus Christ can take care of the sin debt we owe. In fact, He did it. His death on Calvary paid redemption’s high price.

God told the Israelites when they were in captivity because of their continued unconfessed sin of idolatry, that He could fix their problems.

Yes, God went right to the heart of the problem: their sinful hearts!

Getting a New Heart

“A new heart also will I give you…and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh” Ezekiel 36:26

To get a new heart, you have to go to God.

The only way to Him? Jesus said, “I am the way…no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6).

The world tells us there are many ways to Heaven. We can find our own path.

But God, the Creator of All, says differently.

In fact, God sacrificed His one and only Son to open the way to Heaven, to a new heart John 3:16).

What’s the way?

  1. Admit you’re a sinner
  2. Believe Jesus died to pay for your sins
  3. Call upon him, by turning away from your sins and admitting to Him that you need His gift

Sometimes, His children have filled their hearts with wickedness. That’s why he promises to cleanse us from every sin we confess to Him (1 John 1:9).

How about your heart? Is it right with God?

If not, He’s waiting to give you a new, clean heart. Why not take Him up on His gracious offer?

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Freelance writer and editor whose background in education and BA in English Language & Literature amps her love of all things books. Twenty years of parenting and 26 of marriage gives unique insight to her preferred audiences of women, young adults, and teenagers.

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