The tell-tale evil heart

I’m sure I’m not the only the one to see the irony. A Utah woman gets 30 years to life for killing her six newborns fresh out of the womb, when if she had simply allowed the abortion industry to do it for her while they were fresh and fully-formed but still in the womb, she’d be free of them, and free. Oh, the difference a day makes.

When politicians and others are too cowardly to say that some things are simply wrong, that it should be between a woman and her doctor…when they refuse to call murder what it is for fear of compromising a woman’s “reproductive rights”…they give us a window into their soul. And if anyone would have a look, they’d see evil.evil

The same evil that motivated this mother to snuff out the lives of her own children because she was too drug-addicted to care for them is the evil that is unwilling to protect those children. It’s the evil of self-centeredness and lies that says, it’s my body and no one can tell me what to do with it. The evil that only values lives that benefit it. The evil that closes its eyes to truth and thumbs its nose at God, and opens its mouth to curse him or those who call on his name, making proud boasts of independence and self-actualization.

This same evil is in every human heart, and it’s why Jesus came to die. He came to die willingly so that we would stop killing each other.

Matthew 5:21-22  “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment.”

When we receive him he gives us his Holy Spirit. Holiness. We are imparted holiness and righteousness when we believe, and given the power to resist and overcome the evil in our hearts.

This world is a beautiful place populated by ugly, evil hearts. The actions and inactions, silence and statements of others can be windows into their souls. And our words and deeds windows into our own. It’s dark and ugly in there, no matter how good you may look on the outside, if you have not been transformed by the Light.

Isn’t it beyond amazing that the God of the universe loves you and me so much that he would send his Son to die so that we could be cleansed of our sin and evil and partake of his divine nature?1

I implore you…if you see the evil in your own soul, as I did in mine, then know that God is prompting you to come to him in repentance and faith. Be transformed.

John 6:40 “For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

 

1 2 Peter 1:4