Sunday Seed Thoughts: The Heart

Seed Thoughts

“The heart is central,” wrote John Eldredge in his book The Ransomed Heart. “That I would even need to remind you of this only shows how far we have fallen from the life we were meant to live—or how powerful the spell has been.”

 The subject of the heart is addressed more in the Bible than any other topic,” observed Eldredge, “—more than “works” or “serve,” more than “believe” or “obey,” more than money and even more than worship. Maybe God knows something we’ve forgotten. But of course—all those other things are matters of the heart.”

Too often we look on the outward appearance, but God looks on the heart (1 Sam. 16:7). Styles of clothes come and go. Hair styles change. Personal preferences vary among age groups and even cultures. Jewelry or the lack thereof says little about the inner adornment.

Jesus said to “love God with all your heart.” And he reminded people, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” If we love programs and policies more than people, we are in trouble. If we treasure traditions above Truth, we have lost the essence of Christianity.

It may be time for a heart check up. Schedule an appointment with the Great Physician today.

—Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

 

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2 responses to “Sunday Seed Thoughts: The Heart

  1. Ken, what a great reminder. It is so easy, amid today’s harsh world news, to end up with a hardened heart. I have sometimes felt there was a shell around my heart. But we must let God’s love for us melt any shell we may have. And we must make this a lifetime practice, to be in the relationship with Him that He wants, and to live the lives He wants for us.

  2. Bill Dayton

    Frist, let me express to you how much your posts mean to me and the Ministry that the Lord had called me to do. We all need encouragement from time to time…and your articles are just what the DR Ordered. . I have written some articles as well. that are named “Dayton’s Daily Dew”. ​Yes I drink MT Dew, but my articles deal with the spiritual aspect. I will attach one…Just was wondering if you are looking for any other devotional thoughts that might help others in their walk with Christ. God Bless. I have been preaching the Gospel for over 30 years and currently preach for the Mercer church of Christ in Harrodsburg KY.

    On Sun, Aug 7, 2016 at 6:10 AM, ThePreachersWord wrote:

    > ThePreachersWord posted: ” “The heart is central,” wrote John Eldredge in > his book The Ransomed Heart. “That I would even need to remind you of this > only shows how far we have fallen from the life we were meant to live—or > how powerful the spell has been.” The subject of the h” >

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