Formula for Life

in Forgiveness/Unforgiveness Holy Spirit

Here's Darrell Bock with today's Bible Minute.

So do you know anyone who just lights up when they get to work with numbers? A formula to use? You know, y = mx + b, compound interest, that kind of thing? That's not me, but it may be you.

Well did you know that God gives us the formula for life? God says in Ezekiel 36:26, "I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit within you." So here's the formula: forgiveness of sins, plus the Spirit equals life.

God promises to give us a heart that is responsive to Him. A heart of faith, a heart of trust. And when we have that, our lives will begin to produce the fruit of the Spirit that empowers us to love God and love others. And that equals life.

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