April 29, 2020 Higher Everyday Devotional :- CLEAN HEART
WEDNESDAY APRIL 29, 2020
TEXT: PSALM 51:1-10
MEMORY VERSE: “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me” (PSALM 51:10).
The heart is the controlling organ of blood supply to the body. It pumps approximately 2,000 gallons (7,571 litres) of blood every day through its chambers. The heart is very important. Life ceases when the heart stops working. However, in Scripture, the heart refers to the innermost part of man, the seat of intelligence, emotions, thoughts, feelings, conscience, character and morals. The condition of our hearts determine our actions – whether negative or positive. Some experts estimate that about 2,500 – 50,000 thoughts pass through the average human mind daily, and about 70% of them are negative.
A defiled heart is in trouble, hence the Bible says: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). David sinned and tried to cover it but found himself in another sin. He later confessed before Prophet Nathan. His prayer for pardon is the subject of our text today. Sin brings pollution and loss of favour with God. The troubled heart can only get peace through genuine repentance. If you are troubled by sin, take it to God in prayer.
QUOTE: A defiled heart is in trouble.
CHALLENGE: Do you have freedom or condemnation in your heart?
PRAYER: Lord, give me a clean heart.