“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
Hearts of stone are hard and closed, and even resist that which is divine. Hearts of flesh, on the other hand, are very receptive for the word and rule of God.
If we now examine ourselves we might ask the question: Where do we stand?
In general we would eventually conclude that our conduct falls somewhere between the two sets of characteristics described. Thus we can always improve by accepting that which God produces through the Holy Spirit.
My objective is to permanently remove all that is stony from my heart.
What stones will I remove today?