June 24

 

Keep your heart with all vigilance,
for from it flow the springs of life.   Proverbs 4:23

 

We are commanded by Christ to watch and pray; s if we are found in any evil way it will not excuse us that it was through inadvertence, or that we were not aware of it.

If we live in any way of sin,, we live in a way whereby God is dishonored; but the honor of God ought to be supremely regarded by all.  If everyone would make it his great care in all things to obey God, to live justly and holy, to walk in everything according to Christian rules; would maintain a strict, watchful, and scrutinous eye over himself; would give diligence to amend whatsoever is amiss; would avoid every unholy, unchristian, and sinful way; and if the practice of all were universally as becomes Christians, how greatly would this be to the glory of God and of Jesus Christ!  How would it tend to excite a high esteem of religion in spectators, and to recommend a holy life!  How it would stop the mouths of objectors and opposers!  How beautiful and amiable would religion then appear, when exemplified and held forth in the lives of Christians, not maimed and mutilated, but whole and entire.  Religion would then appear to be an amiable thing indeed.

Iff those who call themselves Christians generally thus walked in all the paths of virtue

 

 

Devotions from the Pen of Jonathan Edwards

 

Jonathan Edwards, who is considered the finest theologian America has ever produced, was known for his logical mind and warm devotion to the Lord. His exposition of Scripture remains a source of powerful edification for the church. Here are 120 excerpts from this great preacher of the word presented in a daily devotional format.  Edwards certainly was an amazing philosopher and a great theologian, but his insights into God’s Word are also down to earth, practical, and devotional.  Each devotion is based on a Scripture verse and Edwards is always careful to draw your attention to the text to be fed by God’s Word, not by man’s thoughts and imaginations.

 

It is a good resource for personal devotions or as an introduction to the thought of Edwards.  You will find comfort for the soul, encouragement and exhortations for the heart, and practical instructions for the mind.

 

 

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