#42 Growth of the Divine Seed of the Kingdom in the Human Heart for God’s Building (4)
Scripture Reading: 1 Thes. 3:13
III. In order to live a holy life for the church life, the kingdom life, we need the Lord to establish our heart blameless in holiness—1 Thes. 3:13:
A. God is the unchanging One, but according to our natural birth our heart is changeable, both in our relationship with others and with the Lord—cf. 2 Tim. 4:9-11.
B. There is no one who, according to his natural, human life, is steadfast in his heart; because our heart changes so easily, it is not at all trustworthy—Jer. 17:9-10; 13:23.
C. Our heart is blamable because it is changeable; an unchanging heart is a blameless heart—Psa. 57:7; 108:1; 112:7.
D. In God’s salvation the renewing of the heart is once for all; however, in our experience our heart is renewed continually because it is changeable—Ezek. 36:26; 2 Cor. 4:16.
E. Because our heart is changeable, it needs to be renewed continually by the sanctifying Spirit so that our heart can be established, built up, in the state of being holy, the state of being separated unto God, occupied by God, possessed by God, and saturated with God— Titus 3:5; Rom. 6:19, 22.