31 July 2008

Perfect Heart – 11.23.07

Let's wrap up the positive side of our study of the heart with this last consideration – a perfect heart.

I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart. (Psalm 101:2)

Remember that perfect in the Bible does NOT mean sinless. It means complete. It means mature. God wants our behavior and our hearts to be complete. It is God's desire for us to lack in no area of our spiritual lives.

Now, I understand the mark of perfection seems a long way off. And sometimes it seems as if it's pointless to even press toward it. But here's the blessing. God will do the work in and through us if we just allow Him. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure (Philippians 2:13).

How many times does the New Testament say "let?" The idea is that we simply need to allow God to work in our lives. God has given us all things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). He is able to make all grace abound toward us so we can abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8). It is His desire to make us perfect and established (1 Peter 5:10). He that has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6).

The question is will you submit to His will, will you submit to His power, will you submit to His control? Will you allow the Holy Spirit to live the life of Jesus Christ through you? Will you allow God to make you heart…


Lord, I want to be like Jesus in my heart!

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