Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Daily Devotion: The Far-Away Heart
Bible Reading: Mark 7:1-13
Key Verse: Verse 6 – “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.”
Key Words: but their heart is far from me
There are a lot of people that can talk about a spiritual life and how they love the Lord. The problem is not their lips but their heart. We are not told that out of the lips are the issues of life but out of the heart.
Some people go to the podiatrist because they need him to cut off a callus where their skin has gotten really hard. It’s not that they don’t still have soft skin; it’s just that it’s been covered over for so long, they can’t feel it anymore.
When you and I have gone an extended time away from God, a callus can grow, so that you don’t feel the desire to be close to God. It’s not that the desire isn’t there. A new nature exists for Christians and the new nature always is feeling God. The reason a person might not feel the desire is because they are calloused. Their heart has become hard, many times due to ungratefulness and discontent.
What to do:
✞ It’s hard to do right when your heart is far away from God.
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