Week 29: A New Heart
Today’s Text: Ezekiel 31-36
Key Text: Ezekiel 36:26-27
“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments and do them.”
Time and again in the Scriptures God called great prophets to warn the people, chastise them, and call them into a new way of life. Sometimes they listened – many times they did not.
Then Jesus came on the scene – and again – he called them to follow Him as the “Way” and the “Truth” and the “Life.” Some listened – many did not.
Spiritual growth and renewal is something we desperately need, but only sometimes do we recognize the need for it.
Still, God’s patience is deep, God’s love is wide, and God’s grace is full.
So He is faithful – and does a great work of love – time and again.
When God does this – He literally gives us a new “heart” and a new “spirit.”
One commentator calls this “spiritual regeneration.”
Are you in need of a fresh heart? Are you in need of a fresh spirit?
God can provide it.
But you have to turn to Him and seek it – God does not force it upon us.