Be careful then, dear brothers and sisters. Make sure that your own hearts are not evil and unbelieving, turning you away from the living God. Hebrews 3:12
I know this is a strange topic for a month of love. But I was just researching and doing word studies. The Bible clearly calls unbelief, evil or wicked. I encourage readers to compare translations.
I was wondering how some people can go from loving to uncaring or complacent, either in their family life, raising children, marriage or walk with Christ. It is like their love grows cold. Maybe, just lukewarm.
I have heard fellow Christians, say they didn’t care, or that they even considered someone dead to them. That’s horrible. In anger, i have said things we all have, but my heart is quickly nudged and I’m repentant, this vitriol was made with no remorse. How does that happen?
People do speak from the heart. They have stewed and simmered in anger, lost touch with someone, whether the perceived hurt was real or not. It’s on their minds, in their wicked heart and spews out their mouths, even believers.
You can still be saved and not have your spirit or tongue under control. If you read the fruit of the spirit list closely, it starts with love and ends with self control. God gives free will and free speech, though the Bible is full of wisdom on that topic, controlling your own tongue is impossible without the Holy Spirit’s help.
So that is how a hear can become wicked, evil, or twisted. The Lord refers to the devil as the wicked one. He twists the Word, read carefully how he questions Jesus’authority, God has just referred to Him as beloved Son of God, the devil will not remind Him of that, he knows which knife to jab you with, just where to stick it. Tell him to get lost. Ignore him, know the Word and have the Holy Spirit as your Advocate when the Adversary accuses. Submit to God, self control, he will flee. Don’t stay angry, Jesus taught forgiveness.
Doubt is one thing, everyone has questions.You must learn to walk in the Spirit, to hear and discern His voice. But when you are unwilling to forgive, you are blinded by the unbelief, the same if true of healing, gifts of the Spirit. Fear will blind and cripple you and it can lead to a wicked heart, turning from the living God. Don’t do that, turn to Him. And Jesus never used the word dead, even in the story of Elisha, the boy’s mother, said he was well, knowing he was dead, but still believe the prophet’s prayer could restore his life, and it did. So don’t consider people dead.
Valentine’s Day is a good day to examine our hearts, are they just blowing hot or cold? Wicked, evil or full of love for others as Jesus taught, exemplified by being crucified, and also commanded. Rebecca Jones
…As the Father has loved Me, so have I loved you. Remain in My love. If you keep My commandment, you will remain in my love just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and remained in His love. I have told you these things so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.…of full. John 15:9,10,11