Monday, May 4, 2020

Daily Devotion: Heart of Flesh

Bible Reading: Ezekiel 11:14-23

Key Verse: Verse 19 – “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:

Key Words: heart of flesh

God shows Ezekiel the two types of heart that dwelt in Jerusalem. In verses 1 – 13 we find the hard heart; in verses 14 – 20 we find the soft heart. The word flesh found in verse 19 means soft or tender.

But it’s not just that way in Jerusalem. In every country you have both hard and soft hearts. So it is in our churches and even in our homes.

One of the greatest inventions of all time is soft-serve ice cream. Where ice cream could be hard and scooped out using a lot of effort with an ice cream scooper, somebody figured out a way to make soft-serve ice cream immediately available with minimal effort.

There is a homemade way to get soft-serve ice cream too. Take the carton out of the freezer, put it on the kitchen counter, and let it set out for a while. Simply transfer the atmosphere of the ice cream and after a bit of time you will see change. Situating it in the right location will produce the transformation desired.

The reason why some Christians are so cold, callous, stingy, unloving, and evil is because they are not hanging out in the right atmosphere. God will do the work of transformation if we are in an atmosphere where He is. He is willing to do the work of change in our hearts and minds if we will allow Him.

What to do:
✞ If you find yourself constantly in a negative frame of mind toward God’s people, you should probably change your atmosphere.

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