A sinful heart is filthy from birth. A sinful heart is polluted with sin in the womb. A child is sin stained from conception and morally corrupt. Natural rebellion to God is the natural man’s way of living. Sinners are unholy and without hope. A sinner that naturally rejects Christ (for personal forgiveness and holiness of heart) cannot obtain favor from God by doing what he or she thinks is right. Righteousness is a gift of God’s Grace found in Salvation. Right is not what man does to find favor…right is what God gives the believer when Christ is found in Salvation.
Minding God comes when the corrupt heart is “converted” by the saving Grace of God. Conversion comes when the power of God’s saving Grace comes into the moral make-up of the believing heart. When a sinner receives God’s witness in the heart…minding God becomes a way of life and a style of living.
There’s a reason why sinner’s don’t mind God. They can’t because they leave Christ out of the equation. Minding God is the simplicity of Salvation of the human soul. Don’t take Salvation lightly. Saved people are obedient to God. Sinner’s can’t mind God because they lack the power to do right. Power to do right comes from the Holy Spirit. Sinner’s do not have the Holy Spirit’s lead or guide. Christian’s mind God because they are born of the Spirit.
So glad to be “born of the Spirit” and have the ability to mind God. May the name of Christ be the reason to bring honor to God.