Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

詩篇 51:10 神啊,求你為我造清潔的心,使我裏面重新有正直的靈。

All sin starts from the heart. Therefore the condition of our hearts will direct our actions. Jeremiah 17:9 gives us a diagnosis of our problem: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Eve saw the tree with the fruit that God had forbidden Adam and her to eat; although she knew God’s command, in her heart “the tree was to be desired to make one wise.” It was the desire in her heart that compelled her to take the fruit and eat it. A sinful heart cannot be cured unless there is a spiritual “heart transplant” through the salvation of Jesus Christ along with the working of the Holy Spirit. God is ready to do a “heart transplant” for us, but He will only do it if we have “a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart.” (51:17). For Christians who have had a “heart transplant”, let us “teach transgressors [God’s] ways” (51:13), that is, direct sinners to return to God. Let us start out each new day with a new clean heart accompanied by new action!

所有的罪惡都是從心開始的。因此,我們心的狀況將指導我們的行動。耶利米書17:9 給了我們心清楚的診斷:“人心比萬物都詭詐,壞到極處,誰能識透呢?”夏娃看見上帝禁止亞當和她吃的果子的那棵樹。儘管她知道上帝的命令,但內心深處“能使[她]有智慧。”正是她內心的欲望迫使她要吃果子。除非通過耶穌基督的救贖以及聖靈的工作進行屬靈上的“心臟移植”,否則罪惡的心就無法治愈。上帝願意為我們做“心臟移植”,但只有當我們“憂傷的靈;憂傷痛悔的心”時,祂才會這樣做。 (51:17)。對於已經進行過“心臟移植”的基督徒,讓我們“把(上帝)的道指教有過犯的人”(51:13),引導罪人歸順上帝。讓我們以新的清潔心伴隨新的行動開始新的一天!