The Heart of God

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Scientists can never make up their minds as to the age of the universe in which this old world floats. Periodically new things are discovered which alter their former calculations. Many years ago, I tossed aside man’s manifold theories and rested on the Word of God which says, “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth” (Genesis 1:1).

As to when creation took place I am not prepared to say, but God said, “When I laid the foundations of the earth … the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy” (Job 38:4, 7). There was much rejoicing in Heaven when God, the Creator, breathed this vast universe into existence.

Then came the day, when out of all the celestial bodies, God chose Earth to be the stage upon which He would carry out His act of redemption, and display the exceeding riches of His grace. It all commenced when He created man and placed him in the Garden of Eden.

Unlike animals, man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). Man was created without evil, and was invested with moral powers by which he could enter into God’s thoughts, understand His counsels, and hold communion with Him. In spite of this  elevated position, man sinned and by the time Noah came on the scene some 1,500 years later, “God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth … and it grieved Him at His heart” (Genesis 6:5, 6). The joy of creation was exchanged for a grieved heart, all because of man’s sin and rejection of God.

Humanities ‘progress’ involves moving farther away from God, rather than coming back to Him. Consequently, God laments, “The  heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). Man is totally corrupt in the eyes of his Creator and unable to better himself in order to gain entrance into Heaven. However, in spite of man’s depraved condition we see God’s great heart of love displayed “toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).

In order to provide salvation for us, the Lord Jesus shed His blood to cleanse us from our sins. It is with a grieved heart that God views your sin, but it is with a loving heart that He bids you to come to Him for salvation. May the Lord help you to trust Him today with your whole heart.

Robert Surgenor

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