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Gene’s Daily Scriptural Postings



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24 February 2024

The condition of your heart is critical when it comes to receiving the things of God. Jesus told us this in the parable of the sower. The condition of the ground in His parable determined how much harvest came from the seed, if any. And the ground is our hearts. 

 

The prophet Hosea tells us how we can improve the condition of our hearts to move into a position to receive more from God. He says when we plant righteousness, we will harvest mercy. But he's not talking about doing good stuff in this case. 

 

Instead, plant the righteousness of Jesus in your hearts. Receive the mercy of God due because of your position in Christ, not because of your own efforts. The more we establish our hearts in Christ, the easier it becomes to receive from God and see His promises become a reality in our life experience. 

 

Are you trying to receive from God? Righteousness is your answer. Instead of focusing on your need, focus on the righteousness of Jesus. Establish your heart that you now already possess that same exact measure of righteousness in Christ, regardless of your behavior. That will soften the ground of your heart so that God's word will be planted deep and produce a bountiful harvest in your life.

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Sow to yourselves righteousness,

reap mercy,

break up your fallow ground;

for it is time to seek the Lord,

until He comes

and rains righteousness upon you. — Hosea 10:12 (MEV)


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