The heart of man

 Jeremiah 17:1-11 Excerpt from an exposition by Alexander MacLaren, quoted in the Bible Hub Verse 1 1“The sin of Judah is written with an iron stylus, engraved with a diamond point on the tablets of their hearts …” “Sin committed is indelibly written on the heart of the doer. ‘The heart,’ of course, in Hebrew means more than merely the supposed seat of the affections. … Continue reading The heart of man

The human conscience

John 4:18 Jesus said, “you have five husbands”.    Much is made of the fact that people have a tendency of torturing themselves with guilt.  The approach of the psychologists of our day is to say to a human being, “It’s not your fault”.  This is an attempt to head people away from the dangerous area of self blame, which can lead to self destruction.  Instead, … Continue reading The human conscience

The attitude of the heart that makes us progress

Jer 31:33-34  “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know … Continue reading The attitude of the heart that makes us progress

Dealing with Spiritual strongholds

2 Cor 10:4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. What are strongholds, and where are they, and why are they important? Strongholds are patterns of thinking which have become deeply held sub-conscious beliefs.   These beliefs in turn provide a safe “place” for influences in our lives that are … Continue reading Dealing with Spiritual strongholds