In time, the weights of life increase,
God exercises the working soul.
The lifting strains will never cease,
His power you learn more and more to extol.
Burdens remain, the heart discerns
To release them from the inner man.
Though worldly chains may bind the hand,
Upon eternal grace the spirit turns.
Never read Proverbs 4.23 without having read Proverbs 4.13. The heart is not worth guarding if it has not been properly instructed. This is life.
In theater, center stage is where the attention is focused, where the main action occurs. Wisdom also must occupy front and center of the heart.
Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.
Proverbs 4.21 AMP
God’s wisdom must not only be heard, but retained. “Wisdom demands constant seeking,” wrote Bruce Waltke in his commentary on Proverbs. Continue reading
On the website “The Straight Dope” someone asks why he starts to cough whenever he cleans his ears with a Q-Tip. The answer: The nerves of the ear and the throat are branches of a single large nerve, the vagus, in the head. In other words, it’s all connected. When you tinker with one, the other one feels it.
But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a person.
Matthew 15:18 NET Continue reading
The vicious cycle we know, as something which worsens progressively and feeds from evil to evil. The Christian knows the propitious cycle.
I have complete confidence, O God!
I will sing and praise you!
Wake up, my soul!
Psalm 108:1 GNB Continue reading
This author gives 18 tips on how to memorize more Scripture. Continue reading