#48 A New Heart of Flesh
Posted: Sunday, December 18th, 2016Print
About All Things New Series
We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
Ezekiel 36:26 ESV
I will give you a new heart and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.
The heart is everything, being the center of our very being. The heart was the problem of the Old Testament story of humanity. The ruined human heart naturally has great need of God but no desire to please Him, only to make Him serve ‘me’ as god.
The New Covenant means God has solved the problem, entirely, wonderfully. God has given to the ‘new man’ in Christ a new heart, one that is capable of feeling, loving, worshiping—a new heart, for Himself.
Those who are born again are born with a new heart!