Proverbs 17: 3 provides this reminder, “ . . . the Lord tests the heart.” God created the human heart to love Him exclusively. And with loyalty to the Creator the heart could steer the mind with right thoughts of God and direct the soul to rest, be one, in the Lord.
Sin shattered the heart, filling it with thousands of rival loves and unfaithfulness towards God. Devotion for God became deception towards God (Jeremiah 17: 9; Hosea 10: 2). The erring heart misled the mind and frustrated the hopes of the soul in order to satisfy its desires for carnal lusts. God comes to test the heart. He comes with a white hot poker to purify it of all deceit, unfaithfulness and treachery. He sets the heart ablaze with the Holy Spirit until the impurities of sin and its rival loves have been burned in the fire of holiness.
God will keep the fire of the Spirit burning until purification is complete and the heart is steadfast in Him. Pray for a burning heart.
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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