Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
There are a multitude of preachers who plead for wicked men and women to give their heart to Jesus. These misinformed men need to be informed that God does not want the wretched sinner’s heart! According to the seventh chapter of Psalms, “God is angry with the wicked every day!” It is from the heart of men and women that all their wickedness flows. (Mark 7:21, Luke 6:45) The Lord of Glory does not want the sinner’s wicked heart. That is the first thing wrong with this kind of thinking.
Secondly, the fallen sinner can give nothing to God. He is dead in sin, and the dead can do nothing, but be dead. Anyone who thinks or believes that they must do something to be saved deceives themselves. (1 Corinthians 4:7, Galatians 6:3) Salvation is of the Lord, and redemption is a matter of GOD GIVING YOU a new heart! (Ezekiel 11:19) Salvation is never by us giving God ANYTHING, but by Christ giving us EVERYTHING that the Holy Father requires. I beg that Christ give me a heart that beats for Him and His righteousness! -- David Eddmenson
David EddmensonDavid Eddmenson is pastor of Sovereign Grace Church, 23033 Hughey Ln., New Caney, TX 77357. He may be reached by phone at 281-689-1535 or email at...