Immune to evil?

Sure we are shocked on a daily basis now by the evil and corrupt ways of man. However, it is coming so fast and rapid, are we becoming somewhat immune to it?

Way back in the annuals of time, the Prophet Jeremiah spoke about the heart of man. He said, “The heart is deceitful above all else.” (Jer.17:9).

If we take this verse and break it down a little, it helps to understand more of what we are seeing today. When he says, “the heart” he is saying the very core or center of our being. It is “deceitful above all else”. The Hebrew definition for “deceitful” is “a knoll (as swelling up), fraudulent, crooked and polluted”.

So, we can say, the heart of man, the core or center of his being is like a knoll (a hill or mound) swelling up with fraudulent, crooked and polluted ways. We see this every which way we look today.

If we give in and give it enough time, the heart without being changed by God will produce such evil, some of which the world has yet to see.

As I have said over the years, “It still remains yet to be seen how evil and corrupt man can become without God.”

And, for all those that might think that man is morally good, by nature, please take your head out of the sand, and take a good look within and without. This is not to say that man doesn’t do some very awesome and good things. He most surely does. But, we are addressing the “core” of man.

For those of us that have had the “heart change”, we must not fall into thinking that we are exempt from falling back into the old ways of the corrupted man. Why do you think that the His word says, “Keep your heart with all diligence (guard, like the prison guard on his post or watch), for out of it comes the issues of life.” (Prov.4:23). I can hear the very words of Christ, “Watch and pray that you enter not into temptation” (Matt.26:41)


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