January 1, 2017
Psa 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Create in me a clean heart, O God – The word rendered “create,” ברא berâ’ – is a word which is properly employed to denote an act of “creation;” that is, of causing something to exist where there was nothing before.
We live in a time where people wanted to treat their religion like disposable goods. Use it till it’s too filthy to hide, then move on to another spotless place, hide sin, live reckless and then get rid of that too; never really committed; never truly disciplined; rarely deep enough to accurately hear the voice of the Lord for all the static of worldly ambitions. We want God to help us, but we don’t want to be holy; we want God to heal us, but we don’t want to be holy; we want God to hear us, but we don’t want to be holy. Because holy has become the modern day dirty word; it is an intolerant word; it is a word that demands accountability; that defies easy believism; that investigates motive beyond action; that runs a vein straight to the heart of who we are and thoroughly examines what we are made of…
You can fake religion, but you can’t fake holiness. Religion can hide in social causes, because even a perverted man can give a coat to a homeless man; but holiness finds the real you; holiness takes away the religious props we so often lean on and merely Xrays us to the core of our being…listen now.