Resources by Heart

Exhortation- "Set Your Heart"

THIS exhortation may be most fitly directed to those who are already saved. It was first given to the elders of Israel, and we would fain hope that they were already good men and true; but, secondly, the language might be very fitly addressed to the unconverted. There may be a little straining in this latter case; for we can hardly call the Lord their God as yet, but still...

1 Chronicles 22:19

The Heart: A Gift for God

Dec 11 THESE are the words of Solomon speaking in the name of wisdom, which wisdom is but another name for the Lord Jesus Christ, who is made of God unto us wisdom. If you ask, “What is the highest wisdom upon the earth?” it is to believe in Jesus Christ whom God has sent— to become his follower and disciple, to trust him and imitate him. It is God, in the...

Proverbs 23:26

Earthquake, but not Heartquake

Feb 27 THIS Psalm is a song for all Israel; for all who are truly the chosen of God, called to be his own people, should exhibit a fearless courage. The peace of God which passeth all understanding should keep the hearts and minds of all who rest in God. If, indeed, the Lord be our refuge and strength, we are entitled to seek after a spirit which shall bear us above...

Psalm 46:1-3

Let not Your Heart be Troubled

Sep 23 WE may well feel glad that God’s people, whose lives are recorded in the Old and New Testaments, were men of like passions with ourselves. I have known many a poor sinner pluck up hope as he has observed the sins and struggles of those who were saved by grace, and I have known many of the heirs of heaven find consolation as they have observed how imperfect beings like...

John 14:1-4

Heart-Disease Curable

Jun 19 THIS text receives great lustre from the fact that it was one of the passages which the Saviour read when he entered into the synagogue at Nazareth and preached on the Sabbath-day. It is as fresh as ever, and we may still say of it, “This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears.” It is no small privilege that we poor under-shepherds should be permitted to take the same...

Isaiah 61:1

The Plague of the Heart

Aug 10 You all know that the temple at Jerusalem was the one place of sacrifice throughout all the holy land, for thus had the Lord spoken, “Whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers which sojourn among you, that offereth a burnt offering or sacrifice, and bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer it unto the Lord; even that...

1 Kings 8:38-40

The Perfuming of the Heart

Sep 6 THE apostle sets before us a ladder like to that which Jacob saw, the foot whereof resteth upon the earth, but the top ascendeth to heaven. Tribulation is the foot, but we mount as we see that it worketh patience; and we climb again, for patience worketh experience; and we ascend yet once again, for experience sustaineth hope; and hope that maketh not ashamed climbs up to the very heart...

Romans 5:5

Believing with the Heart

Jul 12 EVERY star in heaven yields its ray of light to cheer the mariner upon the watery waste, but there are leaders among that sparkling host—stars of the first magnitude—whose golden lamps are so dexterously hung, and withal trimmed with such excessive care, that they offer waymarks to the wanderer by which he may be able to steer his vessel to the desired haven. So all the promises of Scripture are...

Romans 10:10

The New Heart

Sep 5 Behold a wonder of divine love. When God maketh his creatures, one creation he regardeth as sufficient, and should they lapse from the condition in which he has created them, he suffers them, as a rule, to endure the penalty of their transgression, and to abide in the place into which they are fallen. But here he makes an exception; man, fallen man, created by his Maker, pure and holy, hath...

Ezekiel 36:26

How to Keep the Heart

Feb 21      IT is remarkable, that when we find an exhortation given to God's people in one part of the Holy Scripture, we almost invariably find the very thing which they are exhorted to do guaranteed to them, and provided for them, in some other part of the same blessed volume. This morning, my text was, "Keep the heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of...

Philippians 4:7