36:26 Moreover, I
will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove
of Stone from your flesh and give you a Heart of Flesh.
If the Heart that people had for Puppies existed for Babies, there would be many more appalled at what is being done to tiny helpless humans these days. Our hearts have become hardened…stony…
This EVIL wave is not happening behind some dungeon door at the hands of terrorists, but by trained medical DOCTORS who took an oath to DO NO HARM. There is Much Harm being done to the most helpless ones right here IN AMERICA, where WE live. How did this come to be? How have things changed so fast since 2002 when every Senator voted to (at the very least), give medical care to babies who survived their attempted murder in the womb? How have we so quickly gone from a people who honored and fought for life to one who is anxious to grab more legal power to kill the most helpless ones with such sick boldness?
I was reminded by a friend that our leaders not protecting the most helpless among us shouldn’t surprise me… There is living evil all around us. This is true, but today as I try to deal with my anger and dismay at what our country is becoming (with the failure of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act), I am reminded that there is also still evil within ourselves, something worth meditating on as we seek to influence our country for good. I am humbled again as I realize how much I still sin, even breaking the Greatest Commandment on a regular basis.
Matthew 22:36-37 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” And Jesus replied to him, “‘YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.'”
How is it possible that any of His creatures could sin here? How can we not Easily LOVE Him Who gave His All for His people? To Not Love the Holy One Who Himself gave us life and watched as we chose disobedience and Sin in His garden, and repeated the sinful choice of Self over God many times over… And Then Gave His Most Beloved Son to Save Us!
How could we not Love the LORD?
How could we not Love the LORD Who had every right and cause to simply
abandoned us in our sins, allowing us to pay for them ourselves throughout
How could we not Love the LORD Who intimately knows the depth of sin and lack of Love for Him that is in us, but Still Loved Us and sent His Precious, Holy, Only Son to bear the AWFUL BURDEN of Atoning for our sins?
How could we not Love the LORD, Who created the universe in Power and then allowed Himself to be born into His kingdom not as The King, but a helpless baby who lived to be abused, blasphemed, tortured and killed for those who still did not love Him?
How could we not Love the LORD, Who fills All our needs and Keeps us from falling away for a blessed eternity with Him?
How could we not Love the LORD?
And yet, we don’t, at least not as He Deserves. The Amazing Effects of The Fall, of Sin and of Evil still abound, both around and in us. Today, I continue to love myself more than I do My LORD, even though I don’t want to. Oh for More Humility, more Righteousness in all Your creatures and especially the People of Your flock, Dear Lord…
Romans 7: 15, 18-19, 24-25, 8:1-3 For I do not understand my own actions [I am baffled and bewildered by them]. I do not practice what I want to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate [and yielding to my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity]… 18 For I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness—my sinful capacity]. For the willingness [to do good] is present in me, but the doing of good is not. 19 For the good that I want to do, I do not do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want. … 24 Wretched and miserable man that I am! Who will [rescue me and] set me free from this body of death [this corrupt, mortal existence]? 25 Thanks be to God [for my deliverance] through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the one hand I myself with my mind serve the law of God, but on the other, with my flesh [my human nature, my worldliness, my sinful capacity—I serve] the law of sin. 1 Therefore there is now no condemnation [no guilty verdict, no punishment] for those who are in Christ Jesus [who believe in Him as personal Lord and Savior]. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has set you free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the Law could not do [that is, overcome sin and remove its penalty, its power] being weakened by the flesh [man’s nature without the Holy Spirit], God did: He sent His own Son in the likeness of sinful man as an offering for sin. And He condemned sin in the flesh [subdued it and overcame it in the person of His own Son]
I Rejoice in knowing that Only because of the Faith He gave me (I can take no credit for any part of my life), He Completely Accepts me with the Very Same Love He has for His Son! Without God’s Loving Grace, we all remain prisoners in our sin and are as helpless as these little ones our country once again voted to crush. We are indeed Lost. But Amazing Grace!!! We can be Forgiven!
Oh LORD, Please show Your Grace to Your world once again, and soften our cold, dead Hearts of Stone by Your Great Love and Sovereignty. May You gift our country with many more Hearts of Flesh that beat only to Please You. Your Grace and Love are Enough to save anyone, no matter what sins have been or will be committed. May You keep the eyes of Your People Firmly on You, so that we are not destroyed by despair from looking at the plight of Your world. Come Quickly, Lord…
Isaiah 49:15 The Lord answers, “Can a woman forget the baby she nurses? Can she feel no kindness for the child to which she gave birth [of her womb]? Even if she could forget her children, I will not forget you.