What’s happening in society today?? One thing I think we can all agree on, is that it’s a mess!! Without question, injustices and unfair cruelties are evidenced at every turn. I don’t deny racially motivated acts that kill, destroy and divide. I don’t deny the imperfections of the institutions that surround me: flawed, faulty and failing.

I don’t deny the hatred and anger devouring this land like an out of control wildfire leaving ruin in its wake. Protests, riots and angry exchanges are the norm, not the anomaly.  People shaming the skin that covers God’s most treasured creation is not a solution-it’s an abomination.

So what is the solution? Well …effective solutions are only found when the root of the problem has been identified. The problem is not police; white supremacy groups; statues; terrorists; Obama or Trump! The root of the problem is the heart of man. But God knew this already. He warned us many times.

The heart is the most deceitful thing there is!- Jeremiah 17:9

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good;
and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil:
for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.-Luke 6:45

Every crime, every unfair act, every hate filled word, every wicked and depraved thing that mankind does and says is a direct result of what is in his or her heart.

It is the reason God sent us a Savior, One to save us from our sinful heart. We need a Savior folks! We need Him IN our hearts! Jesus Christ is the solution! If HE is in our hearts, He will be in our homes! He will be in our schools! He will be in our churches!

It’s time to take inventory. What’s in your heart?

Here’s the good treasure we should store in our hearts: “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Psalms 119:11.

If we believe in our hearts that Jesus is Lord – then saying it out loud is the confirmation. This is what Romans 10:8-10 tells us: it’s salvation in a nut shell. But it also mirrors the fact that what a man speaks confirms what is indeed IN HIS HEART!  No wonder God told us to guard our hearts. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

It’s time to take inventory. What’s in your heart?

 

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