Friday, February 23, 2018

Daily Wisdom

Gen 6:5 And God saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

There are “66” books, “31,102” verses and starting with the first book Genesis and ending in the last book Revelation the Word of God references the heart (833) times. And tucked within the middle (Psalms, Proverbs) alone there are (206) references. The social issues in our society are not an external instrument of any shape, size or origin, it’s an internal problem – the heart! Man cannot legislate morality into another man, nor will a confiscation of rights correct a wrong. Pro 6:14Frowards (perversity) is in the heart, he deviseth mischief continually…” showing man’s heart is a continual issue.  Thus, if or when the heart ever separates itself from wisdom and influence to control it (Pro 2:10; 3:1; 3:3), it will become destructive. Pro 4:23Keep thy heart will all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” The most dangerous thing man can do is act in his own wisdom and impulse as an absolute source of truth for others. It will become self-serving and manipulative against others. The only viable source that is corrective and sustaining is man’s ability to subject his heart in humility to the only One who is capable of controlling it.

Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be modified when humbled in the Master.

HSAY… Todd