How weak is thine heart, saith the Lord, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an imperious whorish woman.–Ezekiel 16:30
Do you have a weak heart? Physically that can be a serious problem and it needs special attention. However, I’m not talking about the physical organ that pumps blood through your body. I’m talking about your inner person, your thoughts, feelings, emotions, affections, etc.–the center of your moral life. How about that–is it weak?
The very thought of having a weak heart should cause us to stop and think. When we do, numerous questions come to mind. Think about it. Is your heart so weak that it—
–relies on human reasoning rather than Divine revelation for guidance?
–resents God’s commands, as though He was an enemy rather than Friend?
–rebels against God’s authority
–resist wise counsel
–runs from responsibility
–renders you helpless when temptations come?
–retards your spiritual growth?
–remembers the faults of others, rather than forgiving them?
–refuses to forgive others?
–resorts to carnal tactics in dealing with others?
–rants about the discomforts of life, rather than rejoicing?
–reckons the worst about other when you don’t know all the facts?
–recoils at the slightest suggestion that your service is needed?
Naturally we could go on and on, but you get the point. If the heart is weak the life is unstable. A weak heart affects everything–our worship, work, and warfare. It puts us at great risk. You’ve heard people say,”I’m in pretty good shape for the shape I’m in”, but the fact is if your heart is weak, in the sense of which I speak, you’re in nothing but bad shape. You are in no shape to live a life that is useful, productive, and joyful. For some of you, spiritual exercise and good nutrition will do the trick. For others, they need a heart transplant–nothing else will do. They don’t need a new start, they need a new heart, and only Jesus, the Great Physician, can provide that. Trust Him today. He is a heart specialist like none other! –HDS