Romans 5:8, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us”
God didn’t love us because we loved Him. There is nothing in the heart and life of a sinner to attract the heart of God. Absolutely nothing! But to the contrary, everything to repel Him. The heart is sinful, depraved, a mass of corruption, with “no good thing” inside. That’s why this truth makes Salvation the wonderful thing that it is. God loving ME! Wow!!!
Human hearts are naturally: (1) Evil, Hebrews 3:12; (2) Wicked, Jeremiah 17:9; (3) Weak, Ezekiel 16:30; (4) Double, Psalm 12:2; (5) Hard, Ezekiel 3:7; (6) Stony, Ezekiel 11:19; (7) Haughty, Proverbs 18:12; (8) Proud, Proverbs 21:4; (8) Perverse, Proverbs 12:8; and (9) Foolish, Romans 1:21
God can make the heart: (1) Clean, Psalm 51:10; (2) Good, Luke 8:15; (3) Faithful, Nehemiah 9:8; (4) Honest, Luke 8:15; (5) Soft, Job 23:16; (6) New, Ezekiel 18:31; (7) Tender, Ephesians 4:32; (8) Pure, Matthew 5:8; (9) Perfect, 1 Chronicles 29:9; and (10) Wise, Proverbs 11:29.
From a human perspective, many people may be described as “good.” However, God sees the spiritual foolishness, disobedience, blindness, selfishness, and hate that lie deep within our heart. We might not want to admit it, but we all have a heart problem; however, this isn’t about the physical heart, but the spiritual heart. Jeremiah, a prophet of the Lord told us of the inner heart, that spiritual part of our being (Jeremiah 17:9-10). He pinpoints what experts cannot quite understand about the nature of sin. While men through education, legislation, penalization, dictatorships and democracies have all failed the picture isn’t all dark. While man cannot remedy his situation concerning sin, God has provided the only solution. It’s a new creation and spiritual rebirth! When a sinner comes to trust Jesus Christ as Savior that person receives a new nature and a changed heart, and becomes a partaker of the very nature of God (2 Peter 1:4), wherein the Spirit of God comes into that person, equipping them for a new life (Colossians 3:10). The question then remains:
(1) Have you received a new nature and changed heart?
(2) If not, it is my sincere desire to extend to you, if you don’t know Jesus Christ as Savior, an invitation to come to Him and drink freely from the soul-satisfying living water of life that only Jesus can provide.
My friend, only Jesus Christ can satisfy the deep longings of your heart. Believe what the Bible says about who He is and what He has done. Read John 3:16 and put your name in it. Then accept Jesus’ offer of forgiveness and eternal life and receive Him as your Savior, and He will give you and new and changed heart.
God’s gift of salvation is free, but it’s not yours until you ask for and accept it.