Sunday, March 22, 2009

A Reading of Hearts and Stones

Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!

[If] you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

If your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed.

Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.

I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is.

I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.

Tremble and do not sin; when you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent.

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.

God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

(Deuteronomy 5:20, 4:29, 30:17-18, 10:16, 1 Samuel 17:28, 1 Kings 3:12, Psalm 4:4, 2 Corinthians 3:3, Ezekiel 11:19, Romans 5:5)

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