Weekly Pursuit – Week 1 of May

May 5, 2020 by

Verses:

1 Thes. 3:13 “So that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints.”

 

Excerpts:

The soul is the person himself, but the heart is the person in action. Whenever we enjoy something or dislike something, it is our heart that enjoys or dislikes. Thus, our heart is our representative, the acting commissioner or ambassador, of our inner being.

 

According to Jeremiah 17:9, our heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. This is the condition of the psychological heart of all descendants of Adam. But God in His salvation promises to give us a new heart. This new heart does not refer to another heart; it refers to a renewed heart. In God’s salvation the renewing of the heart is once for all. However, in our experience our heart is renewed continually because it is changeable.

 

[In 1 Thessalonians 3:13] for our heart to be established blameless in holiness includes much more than simply for our heart to turn to the Lord and to be pure toward the Lord. This is to have our turned and pure heart separated unto the Lord, occupied by the Lord, and saturated with the Lord. Such a heart not only has turned to the Lord but it also has a pure motive. It is separated unto Him, fully occupied by Him, and thoroughly saturated with Him. It is here in such a state that our heart will be established. Once our heart has been established, it will be set, and it will be no longer movable or changeable. Furthermore, when our heart is in such a condition, it will become blameless. (Life-study of 1 Thessalonians, msg.21)

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