Sunday Morning Podcast April 26, 2020. Bro. Dave Goble.
TEXT: PROVERBS 7:1-3
1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
This message is to draw attention to the condition of the heart. It is when God Himself cleans our heart slate, and writes on it, He Himself creates in us “a new operating system.” It is then that He creates the menu, the text, and the content on it’s heart tablet, or table. That we would be then a “by-product” of His Word. A reboot of our heart operating system! He restores the system, that has been corrupted from sin. For a purpose, in this world today. We were all born with a predisposition of a human heart with a sin nature. The function of this heart slate, is within a power of rebellion from sin. This why the need for the admonition; “Keep my commandments, and live;” Because it is our nature not to keep the commandments of God. In the old Testament, the Israelites, God’s people, soon forgot His goodness, and again complained when for a space had no water or food, and desired what they thought was better about their land of captivity. And this is still a reality with people today with a corrupted heart. We are all born with a previous disposition of sin. This is what gets us into spiritual trouble. The world will lead us into rebellion and corruption. We control what is written on our heart table by our choices in life. What restores the corrupted heart “tablet” to it’s clean slate status? God! He cleanses the table of our heart! Gives us a clean slate! He reboots our “operating system.”
A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statues, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:26-28 And when we allow God to now write on our heart, He will keep us with His eye, so we can become His reflection, and build up again with His commandments, from the past wastelands of our life. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Proverbs 3:2 “Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.” Ezekiel 36:33
What will be the strength of our witness to the world with this pandemic? Do we allow ourselves to go back to our prison of corruption? Or do we provide a testimony of escape, that “God still reigns!!” ? Christ is the Master Image….the complete “signature,” for a new operating system. God came to clean my slate, and reunite it in His Image!
A Clean Slate, …The Table of The Heart