Ezekiel 11:19 I will give them one heart, and put a new spirit within them; I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, 20 so that they may follow my statutes and keep my ordinances and obey them. Then they shall be my people, and I will be their God.
When a computer executes a program, it always does exactly what it was told to do. It might not do what I wanted or intended it to do. If so, it does so not out of willful disobedience or neglect, but only because of a programing error on my part or by one of the many programmers who built the system. On the other hand, a computer can never give me a break or give me what I need, it can only give what it was asked to give. A computer has stone cold logic.
But God does not give us a heart of stone to coldly follow divine ordinances, but a heart of flesh to seek justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with our God. Too often life presents us with difficult decisions that pull between multiple divine ordinances. For these situations we need a heart of flesh that can discern God’s will and sympathize with those affected by our decisions.
How do you let God guide difficult decisions?