Here is another article from a ministry that I am continually blessed by…
Academic Dean of Re:Train
The Human Heart
The popular mantra, “follow your heart,” assumes that we have inherent goodness deep inside us that we just need to express to others.
John Keats wrote: “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affection and the truth of imagination.”
Actually, Jesus has some bad news regarding what comes out of the human heart: evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, false testimony, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly (Matt 15:17-20; Mark 7:20-22). He concludes, “All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person” (Mark 7:23).
In Galatians 5:17-21, Paul follows Jesus’ lead and tells us that inherent within us is sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these….
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