Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Which comes first, the heart or the head?

Some postings from a godly woman, whose site is sadly no longer active. I like this quote she put on her website: "The mind justifies what the heart has chosen" (author unknown), not because I agree with its sentiment, but because it's such a concise statement of today's culture. "If it feels good, do it." "That's your truth, and this is mine." Etc.

Indeed, as we get closer to the Lord, what is and what feels right draw closer together, but we always need to check our feelings against the truth of Scripture. In the biblical book of Joshua, chapter 1, note how God doesn't tell Joshua that his success is predicated on seeking pleasure.

"This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate
on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is
written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will
have good success" (verse 8).

Only to the degree that we seek the truth from the Lord will real success follow.


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