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5017 heart, results of renewal in

5017 heart, results of renewal in

An individual, if renewed and led by the Holy Spirit, will be aware of new spiritual experiences and desires, and also of the Holy Spirit’s work of restoring character. These things provide evidence of the grace of God at work in the life of a believer.

Inward experiences of the renewed heart

Assurance 1Jn 3:19-21 See also Ps 112:7-8; Ro 8:14-16; Eph 1:18-19; 1Jn 5:10

Love for God’s word Ro 7:22 See also Dt 4:9; Ps 37:31; Ps 119:11,30,111; Pr 6:21; Jer 15:16; Jer 31:33

Desire for holiness Mt 5:8 See also 2Ch 17:6; Ps 19:14; Ps 24:3-4; Ps 73:1; Pr 7:25; Ecc 10:2; Col 3:1-2; 2Ti 2:22; 1Pe 3:15 Circumcision as a symbol of being set apart for God: Dt 10:16; Jer 4:4

Desire to seek God 1Ki 8:38-39 See also Ps 119:10,58,145

Encouragement Ps 27:14 See also 2Ch 16:9; Ps 73:26; Jer 51:46 The peace of Jesus Christ as a source of encouragement: Jn 14:1,27; Col 3:15
2Co 4:1,14; Php 4:7; Col 2:2; Col 4:8; Phm 20; Heb 12:3,5; Heb 13:9

Joy Ps 105:3 pp 1Ch 16:10 See also 1Ki 8:66 pp 2Ch 7:10; Ps 4:7; Ps 16:9; Isa 65:14; Zep 3:14; Lk 24:32; Ac 2:46-47

Desire for the salvation of others Ro 9:1-3 See also Ro 10:1

Various kinds of distress Ps 143:4 See also Ps 38:8; Ps 69:20; Jer 4:19; Jer 8:18-19; Jer 23:9; La 1:20; La 2:11 Concern for others: Ac 21:13; 2Co 2:4; Php 3:18

Love for the church 1Pe 1:22 See also Zec 7:10; Jn 13:14-15; Ac 4:32; 2Co 6:11-13; 2Co 7:2-3; Php 1:7-9; 1Ti 1:5; 1Jn 3:11-18

The renewed heart and the restoration of character

Sincerity and integrity towards God and other people Ps 86:11 See also 1Ki 3:6; 1Ki 9:4; Job 33:3; Ps 15:2; Ps 78:72; Mt 18:35; 2Co 5:12; Eph 6:5-6; Col 3:22-23; Jas 4:8

Humility Ps 131:1 See also Dt 8:14; 2Ki 22:19; 2Ch 32:25-26; Mt 5:3; Php 2:3-5

Wisdom Pr 2:10 See also Job 38:36; Ps 90:12; Pr 2:2; Pr 3:1,3; Pr 23:15

The possibility of the renewed heart becoming faithless

The importance of self-examination before God Ps 139:23-24 See also Dt 8:2; Dt 13:3; Jdg 5:15-16; 1Sa 16:7; 1Ch 28:9; 2Ch 32:31; Ps 7:9; Ps 26:2; Pr 17:3; Jer 20:12; Ac 1:24

Backsliding Hos 5:4 See also 1Ki 11:4,9; Ps 78:8,37; Isa 29:13; Isa 57:11; Jer 12:2; Hos 10:2; Mal 2:2; Ac 5:3

Restoration after backsliding Joel 2:12-13 See also Dt 4:29; Dt 30:2-3; Jos 24:23; 1Ki 8:46-51; Ps 51:10; Isa 57:15; Jer 3:17

See also

4018life, spiritual
7925fellowship among believers
8104assurance
8144renewal
8150revival, personal
8160seeking God
8266holiness
8276humility
8283joy
8477self-examination
8704apostasy
9165restoration

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