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19th January 2024

Heart Trouble

Create in me a clean heart, O God.

Psalm 51:10

What is the most common affliction that plagues people the world over? Heart trouble. More than any other ailment, it’s the disease that causes an early death.

But there’s an affliction even more deadly than a malfunction of the organ that pumps blood through our bodies. It’s a spiritual heart disease from which everyone suffers. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Here is the diagnosis made by Jesus Christ, the greatest of all heart specialists: “Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man” (Matt 15:19-20). His words echo the verdict of Jeremiah 17:9, “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?” That diagnosis includes all who are dead in their sins (Ephesians 2:1).

We need a new heart, in order to be healed and made whole. But how can that happen? It takes the healing touch of our Lord. God showed His kindness to us in Christ Jesus when He gave His Son to die in our place. He makes us alive by grace through faith; “it is the gift of God” (Ephesians 2 :8). We need more than a new start; we need a new heart.

If you have never done so before, why not ask the Lord Jesus Christ for a spiritual heart transplant.

Bible Reading

Ephesians 2:1-10.


Father God, Thank You that Your Son, Jesus Christ, came into the world to save sinners. Thank You, that He is, indeed, the “Friend of sinners.” Amen.



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