The Heart of the Issue

4-5-12

Proverbs 4:23 reads: “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” If I was to say unto you that there are a lot of moral issues today that are hurting this country and society you no doubt would likely agree. Christians are getting wrapped up in a lot of “issues” that deal with the demoralizing of our country. Without a doubt we could spend all our life in conservative activism and fight all these “issues.” I suggest to you today that the issues are only the fruit of the real problem. Man’s real problem is his heart! Jesus said in Mark 7:21-23, “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness, all these evil things come from within, and defile the man.” Man needs a change of heart and the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that can do that. If man’s heart is changed by the power of the gospel then we will see that show up at the voting polls. A change of heart will bring about a change of law. So, Christians, go out there and proclaim the gospel of Christ because this is where the heart of all issues lay. By preaching the gospel you are fighting all the issues and not just one or two. May God grant America a change of heart…this is where our hope of change is at.