Tag Archives: the heart

Time for Another Great Quote from Thomas Watson: A Discontented Heart?

Would you describe your heart as contented or discontented? And what makes the difference between the two?

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Posted by on July 5, 2019 in the heart


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Psalms of the Salter: Some Thoughts on Really Living for the Lord (Psalm 119): Part 4

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    preserve my life according to your word.
26 I gave an account of my ways and you answered me;
    teach me your decrees.
27 Cause me to understand the way of your precepts,
    that I may meditate on your wonderful deeds.
28 My soul is weary with sorrow;
    strengthen me according to your word.
29 Keep me from deceitful ways;
    be gracious to me and teach me your law.
30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness;
    I have set my heart on your laws.
31 I hold fast to your statutes, Lord;
    do not let me be put to shame.
32 I run in the path of your commands,
    for you have broadened my understanding.

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Posted by on March 25, 2017 in the heart


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Don’t Trust Yourself! (a great commercial)

What a great point!  Now, most of you loyal readers of this blog probably don’t drink — so you don’t face the issue of driving drunk.  But the idea of “Don’t Trust Yourself!” is a valid one.

Spiritually, our hearts are deceptive and desperately sick (Jeremiah 17:9).  We must put our trust in the Lord and His Word!

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Posted by on September 30, 2016 in trust


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The Joy of Unit-Reading #59 (the Book of Nehemiah)

We are making great headway in our quest to unit-read 65 (of the 66) books of the Bible. Unit-reading is reading a book through at one sitting. Today’s book, Nehemiah, issues some needed challenges to my heart. My notes follow, but here are a couple of takeaways for me:
1. I seldom take life and its challenges seriously enough to mourn, fast, and pray. How about you?
2. Do I hide my sadness of heart from unbelievers? Why?
3. Is my heart open for the Lord to “put” something in it for His glory?
4. There is a place for imprecatory prayer (4:4-5).
5. If “the joy of the Lord” is not my strength, I’m in big trouble!

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Posted by on July 1, 2016 in unit-reading


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