We can too. They have too many choices to start with, so they compromise. Terror is on the face of the wicked, as on the left the tares are bound in bundles to burn. When a man's heart is divided, he is at once everything that is bad. To conclude the list of symptoms. Then from the bottom of thy poor broken heart cry to day, Lord, save me from hypocrisy.

We are undone the Death knocks on our door sooner or later. They shake by fits, and anon they are calm. They will have it that there must always be observed, not simply reverent behavior in the house of God, but something more than mere reverence, there must be an abject slavish, tyrannical fear upon the hearts of all who are gathered. Their whole head is sick, and their whole heart faint from the fact that their heart is divided. A disease in a part so vital that it affects the whole man.

Nor does he treat it as a mere affront, or only as a sin, with which he is angry and which he condemns and will avenge. You might want to say that prayer aloud. So to eat at the king’s table meant the best food, expertly prepared, served with the best wines. It reintroduces respect and awe. And then imagine, if you dare, the inner dungeon, the reserved seats of that fiery abode, and the heaviest chain of despair-imagine, I say, if you can, the terrible destruction, terrible beyond every other, which shall overwhelm the man who in this world deceived the church and dishonored God, but who is now detected to his shame. PURE HEART Imagine, however the still greater consternation of this individual, who, standing in the midst of ministers, saints and apostles, suddenly finds himself about to be gleaned from them. They will have it that every jot and tittle of our worship must always be conducted with a certain traditional decorum. The divided heart is cut in twain, the broken heart is broken in pieces, all asunder, and yet it is not divided. Third, they were like a senseless dove—flying from one pagan nation to another in a vain quest for help (Hosea 7:11). But what am I saying?

If it were a disease in any other part, the lancet might find it out, or some medicine might heal it. And thus shall I address you, first of all noticing a fearful disease; secondly, its usual symptoms; thirdly, its sad effects; and fourthly, its future consequences. SPURGEON at the Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens.

5:8; Heb. Here's my heart, Lord; take and seal it - Experienced soldiers prepared for battle with every type of weapon, to help David with undivided loyalty-50,000 (v. 33). “Turn my heart towards your statutes and not toward selfish gain. He flits from one relationship to another, from one job to another, from one friendship to another, from one church to another, from one promise to another, never staying in one place long enough to make anything stick. Such a man is like a leper going abroad in the midst of healthy people; he spreads the disease. Cease to be called a Christian, or else be a Christian in 182 0 obj <>stream

Spurgeon commenting on Ps 86:11-note said "Having taught me ONE WAY, give me ONE HEART to walk therein, for too often I feel 'a heart and a heart' (In Ps 12:2-note "double heart" in Hebrew literally = "a heart and a heart"), two natures contending, two principles struggling for sovereignty (Gal 5:17-note). Such a man is unhappy in himself. The dividing angel flies. We cannot put him in the pulpit to propound that gospel he does not practice. Is what we need each day, When he is found out nobody receives him. What wonder therefore that they fiercely defend that? The lamp of the body is the eye; if therefore your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. So with these professors; no one would know they were religious, so they label themselves We won’t change the world’s way of thinking any time soon. ", Wiersbe suggests that we "Compare Abraham and Lot in Ge 13:5-18 for an illustration of the “single eye.” The eye here speaks of the outlook of the heart. When the differences are of such a character, that as people of God we can still love each other, and still unite in the common battle against the cause of evil and in the common end of building up the church, then there is but little that is faulty. And then imagine, if you dare, the inner dungeon, the reserved seats of that fiery abode, and the heaviest chain of despair—imagine, I say, if you can, the terrible destruction, terrible beyond every other, which shall overwhelm the man who in this world deceived the church and dishonored God, but who is now detected to his shame. The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical,

As the wrong communicant may eat and drink damnation to himself, so may he who would be thus wrongly baptized receive condemnation instead of a blessing. You must not see him always, if you would have a good opinion of him. Pauline Epistles GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point It is a disease of a vital region—of the heart; a disease in a part so vital that it affects the whole man.

Chorus, In Ezekiel 11:19-note in a prophetic promise to Israel which speaks of the New Covenant. 12. The best Christian needs sometimes to question himself as to his motives. I must observe once more, and then I will leave this point of the disease, that, according to the Hebrew of my text, this disease is a very difficult one to deal with, from the fact that it is a flattering disease. A man of DIVIDED HEART is weak (cf Jas 1:6-8-note), the man of one object is the man. The drunkard is a leper set apart by himself; he doth but little harm comparatively, for he in his drunkenness is like the leper when he is driven from society. then, undivided, I’ll worship in joyful fear.”. The heart turns "sweet into bitter and bitter into sweet." Who can be happy while he has rival powers within his own breast. The utmost extremity of the frame suffers when once the heart becomes affected, and especially so affected as to be divided. (Hosea 7:8-12), The Israelites of Hosea's day were trying to worship both pagan idols and the one true and living God. (Php 3:13-14-note), And remember that "the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His." In placing us here He would still knock at the door, and say, "Lord! And find I was pleasing in Your sight A CURE FOR THIS DISEASE of a divided heart. If the man were but known, his disease is so loathsome, that the most wicked men in the world would have nothing to do with him. The New Testament Last Sunday our pastor preached on “Trash, Trinkets and Treasures,” in which he commented that sometimes we are enticed by things that turn out to be trash, and sometimes we are distracted by things that are not bad in themselves, but when pursued as the goal of life end up being trinkets, little gaudy baubles that amount to nothing much when you look at them closely. THIS MAY BE TRUE OF ANY CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Amen. Amen. It follows that a single eye is necessary for an undivided heart. Then from the bottom of thy poor broken heart cry to day, Lord, save me from hypocrisy.


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