Devotional: February 5th
Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? 2 Kings 10:15. How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? Judges 16:15.
These two questions men have asked men. How much more, then, can and will the Lord ask thus? If the disreputable Delilah demands the heart of Samson that she may entice him and kill him; if John demands of Jonadab that his heart be right before giving him his hand and permitting him to enter his chariot, should not the Lord, your Savior, desire your heart, and demand that it be right, that it always be with him, in order that He may bestow upon you life and the eternal communion of His heart? Without your heart. He can not be to you Jesus, a Savior. How can He bless your heart when you keep it from Him, when it is not with Him?
If your heart does not cling to Him like a burr to a garment, like a child to its mother’s breast, it is impossible for you to receive life and power, peace and salvation from His heart. Heart to heart, heart in heart; thus would the Savior have it. We are assured that His heart is always turned unto us. Where is ours? He cries, "O soul, is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? How canst thou say, ’I love Thee,’ when thine heart is not with me but seeketh distraction in other and irrelevant things? " "O Lord, try my reins and my heart" (Psalms 26:2). "Incline my heart unto Thy testimonies" (Psalms 119:36).
Let every thought, and work, and word,
To Thee be ever given:
Till life shall be Thy service. Lord,
And death the gate to heaven.
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