Spirit, Fallen And Redeemed
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This is what God the Lord says- who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and life to those who walk on it-
Furthermore, we had natural fathers discipline us, and we respected them. Shouldn't we submit even more to the Father of spirits and live?
The heart is more deceitful than anything else and desperately sick-who can understand it?
When the Lord saw that man's wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time,
They devise crimes [and say,] "We have perfected a secret plan." The inner man and the heart are mysterious.
For from the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, sexual immoralities, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
For from within, out of people's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immoralities, thefts, murders,
Throw off all the transgressions you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. Why should you die, house of Israel?
I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place My Spirit within you and cause you to follow My statutes and carefully observe My ordinances.
God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
"Instead, this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days"-the Lord's declaration. "I will place My law within them and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people.
And I will give them one heart and put a new spirit within them; I will remove their heart of stone from their bodies and give them a heart of flesh,
Whatever is born of the flesh is flesh, and whatever is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.
Instead, you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God (the heavenly Jerusalem), to myriads of angels in festive gathering, to the assembly of the firstborn whose names have been written in heaven, to God who is the judge of all, to the spirits of righteous people made perfect,
yet we are confident and satisfied to be out of the body and at home with the Lord.
And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits-we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
For we know that if our earthly house, a tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. And, in fact, we groan in this one, longing to put on our house from heaven, since, when we are clothed, we will not be found naked.read more.
Indeed, we who are in this tent groan, burdened as we are, because we do not want to be unclothed but clothed, so that mortality may be swallowed up by life.
- Depravity Of Man
- Hardness Of Heart
- Heart, And Holy Spirit
- Heart, Fallen And Redeemed
- Mind, The Human
- Nature Of The Heart
- Receptive Hearts
- Sin, Universality Of
- Spirit, Emotional Aspects Of
- Thoughts Of The Wicked
- Ethics, and grace