The Culture of the Heart   1 comment

Col. 3, 8-17

1.  The inducements offered to cultivate the heart.

(1)  The capability of the heart to respond to cultivation.

(2)  The eternal harvest resulting from its cultivation emphasizes its importance and stimulates one for the undertaking.

2.  Hindrances to growth should be removed.  Malevolent affections should be crushed out.  Anger, malice, evil speaking, etc. are enemies of one’s peace and growth.  Put them away!

3.  Then put on the graces that adorn the soul–“a heart of compassion,” etc.

(1)  These beautify and strengthen the heart.  Their importance cannot be overestimated.  The heart is barren without them.

(2)  Let love crown them all as “a perfect bond.”  Give love the right-of-way.

(3)  Add an ever-increasing knowledge of God’s word.

(4)  Do all in His name–leave off all that can’t be done in that name.

4.  His grace shall abound unto all who thus live.  Every day shall add something of sweetness and strength until when he shall be made manifest we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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