Our rebellious hearts

RE Verse reading–Isaiah 1:1-20  (day four)  “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me”  (vs 2) Most of us don’t think of ourselves as rebels.  We tend to think that 90% is an A.  We deceive ourselves that being faithful to God in some areas erases or neutralizes our resistance to Him in others.  It is not a strategy that I recommend for marriage.  If I were true to Holly sexually and socially, but dishonest with her financially, could I call myself a faithful husband?  No.  James said, “He who keeps the whole law and yet stumbles in one point, he has become guilty of all”  (2:10)  Not a new truth, just one that we cannot escape, we are all rebels.  We need new hearts. The songs says (and rightly so) I surrender ALL.   “Walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh”  (Galatians 5:16)  It is the ONLY way out!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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