Give ear to my prayer, O God, and do not hide Yourself from my supplication. Psalm 55:1
He has a wife and three children whom he adores. He spends time with them whenever he can, going fun places and listening to their hurts and needs. His business ethics are unimpeachable; he is known by all as a fair man who goes the extra mile when nobody asks him to. And his charity work for the local hospital helped build a much-needed burn treatment center.
Would you ever guess that this man has a rebellious heart? He does. It’s not easy to see by judging from external appearances. Even though he outwardly obeys the law and is concerned for the well-being of others, he is dead in his spirit to the things of God and doesn’t care what God says about his life.
Every person is born with a spirit that is disobedient to God. It is literally “bent away” from the Lord and set on its own course. According to Ephesians 2:1 (NASB), “You were dead in your trespasses and sins.” People who continue to go their own way, ignoring the way to God through Jesus Christ, will perish and be lost forever.
Are you camouflaging a rebellious heart? Have you asked Jesus to correct your sinful condition? Jesus is the only One who, through His grace, can make your heart right, inside and out.
Lord, through Your grace, please make my heart right inside and out.