In the Scripture some human hearts were described as wicked; Gen 6:5; stony, Ezekiel 36:26; evil, Gen, 6:21; hardened, Exo,7:22; froward Psalm 51:17; proud, Psalm 105:5; perverse Prov. 12:25; foolish, Romans 1:21; impenitent Rom. 2:5 and several others. These are the negative descriptions of hearts, in bad states and conditions – They are examples of unregenerate hearts.
Meanwhile, the hearts of some men were described in the Scripture as sound Prov.:14:33; true, Heb. 10:22; pure 1 Pt. 1:22; 1 Tim. 2:22; glad, Ex. 4:14; willing Ex. 35:5,22; wise Ex. 28:3; honest and good Luke 8:15; understanding Prov. 10:8; broken and contrite heart Psalm 51:17. These are positive descriptions of hearts that are in good states and conditions – they are examples of regenerated hearts.
What causes the differences in the states and conditions – good /positive and evil/negative of the hearts? The answer is the different powers in contact and control of such hearts! God is the source of all that is good and positivities while satan is the source of all that is evil and all negativities. Each individual is responsible for the choice of which power is in control of his/her heart and what is allowed into it.
It was mentioned in the previous post that when a heart is thankful to God, the Spirit of God in man fills the heart, lifts the heart and soars up and ascends to the spiritual realm of the presence of God and connects to God directly, and fellowship takes place. Such a heart becomes God-conscious, God-focused, God-centered and God-controlled. The more one glorifies God through thanksgiving and praises, the more one’s heart maintains its contact, connection and fellowship with God and the more one’s heart becomes more God conscious, focused, centered, and controlled to the extent that the Holy Spirit of God occupies the whole heart and makes it becomes more like the heart of Jesus – true, pure, holy, wise, honest, understanding, kind, loving and so on (2 Cor. 3:18). The Holy Spirit of God by God’s design has been given to condition the heart of the believer. The Holy Spirit is the sustaining power and dominion within us by which we gain victory over satan, the flesh and the world. The charges on giving of thanks to God always is given for our own good and betterment.
“And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the father by him” — Colossians 3;15-17.
GOD LOVES YOU AND SO DO I.