These Tyrant Lusts Subdue (Toplady)

Today for Music Monday I'd like to share Augustus Toplady's hymn which is a prayer for spiritual renewal and sanctification. This is a prayer all disciples of Jesus can pray! Astonished and distressed,I turn mine eyes within;My heart with loads of guilt oppressed,The seat of every sin.What crowds of evil thoughts,What vile affections there!Distrust, presumption, …

Seven Obstacles of Spiritual Maturity

 I’ve been making my way through this outstanding book: Love God with All Your Mind by J. P. Moreland (Colorado Springs, NavPress, 1997).  Among other things, I appreciated Moreland’s discussion of the “seven traits of the empty self” that are so prevalent in many Westerners today.  And these seven traits, Moreland argues, undermine and stand …

The (Deceitful) Heart

Here's a good summary of what the heart is - in biblical terms. "'Heart' is used different ways in the Bible.  Sometimes it is the mind believing or being enlightened (Rom. 10:10; Eph. 1:18), the will deciding and acting (2 Cor. 9:7, Eph. 6:6), or the affections feeling (2 Cor. 2:4).  In Hebrews 4:12 the …

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