Today's Promise : A Daily Devotional
April 21, 2014
All Men Know What God Wants Them to Do
"But this is the new agreement I will make with the people of Israel, says the Lord: I will write my laws in their minds so that they will know what I want them to do without My even telling them, and these laws will be in their hearts so that they will want to obey them, and I will be their God and they shall be my people" (Hebrews 8:10).
Harry boasted that he was an atheist, that he could not believe in God - that there was no such thing as right and wrong. But as we counseled together, it became apparent that he lived a very immoral life, and the only way he could justify his conduct was to rationalize away the existence of God.
This he was unable to do. As God's Word reminds us, His law is written in our minds, so that we will know what He wants us to do without His even telling us.
A very honest, frank, straightforward counseling session helped Harry to see that he was living a lie, a life of deceit and shame. All of this resulted in making him a very miserable person until he surrendered his life to Christ and became an honest, authentic, transparent disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible says that the mind of natural man is essentially disgusting (Ezekiel 23:17-22), despiteful (Ezekiel 36:5), depraved (Romans 1:28), hardened (2 Corinthians 3:14), hostile (Colossians 1:21) and defiled (Titus 1:15).
In contrast, the Scriptures show that the mind of the Christian is willing (1 Chronicles 28:9), is at peace (Romans 8:6), is renewed (Romans 12: 2), can know Christ's mind (I. Corinthians 2:16) and can be obedient (Hebrews 8:10).
Our minds are susceptible to the influence of our old sin- nature and, as such, can pose some dangers to us. As soon as we get out of step spiritually with the Holy Spirit and get our focus off the Lord, our minds begin to give us trouble.
Bible Reading: Hebrews 8:7-13
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: Claiming by faith the help of the Holy Spirit, I will discipline my mind to think God's thoughts as expressed in His holy, inspired Word. In this way, I can be assured of knowing and doing His perfect will.