What is there here, which any man, or woman, of understanding, who believes in Bible, can object to?
What can you deny?
Without flatly contradicting the Scripture.
Without taking from the word of God.
“Here is the sum of the perfect law, the circumcision of the heart. Let the spirit return to God that gave it, with the whole train of its affection, -- Other sacrifices from us he would not, but the living sacrifice of the heart hath he chosen.
Let it be continually offered up to God through Christ, in flames of holy love. And let no creature be suffered to share with him; for he is a jealous God. His throne will he not divide with another; he will reign without rival. Be no design, no desire admitted there, but what has Him for its ultimate object.
This is the way wherein those children of God once walked, who being dead still speak to us: ‘Desire not to live but to praise is name; let all your thoughts, words, and works tend to his glory’. ‘Let your soul be filled with so entire a love to Him that you may love nothing but for his sake’. ‘Have pure intentions of heart, a steadfast regard to his glory in all your actions’.
For then, and not till then, is that ‘mind in us, which was also in Christ Jesus’, when in every motion of your heart, in every word of our tongue, in every work of our hands, we ‘pursue nothing but in relations to him, and in subordination to his pleasure’; when we too neither think, nor speak, nor act, to fulfill ‘our own will, but the will of Him that sent us’; when, ‘whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do’, we do it all ‘to the glory of God’.”
Is there anyone one who can object to this?
Is not this the language, not only of every believer, but of everyone that is truly awakened?
This is the second part of the Circumcision Of The Heart. This post is also part of the Thursday Devotionals series.
You can find the first part here - Circumcision Of The Heart - Part 1