... a weekly letter of encouragement.
February 8, 1993
Our subject this week is Single-mindedness.
"Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God." (Matthew 5:8)
Augustine, a mystic of another age stated:
"Purity of heart is to will one thing: The knowledge of the Holy."
A modern day commentator said of Matthew 5:8:
"Purity of heart is to be free from the tyranny of a divided self."
James put it this way:
"A double-minded man, unstable in all his ways cannot please God." (James 1:8 - Philips)
In other words, I have a single focus to know God, and my thoughts, motives, and actions attest to this fact.
Put another way: WYSIWYG. In computer parlance that means "WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET." No double standard.
Keep in mind that:
Character is what God sees Reputation is what man remembers
"...Man looks at the outward appearance (Reputation), but the Lord looks at the heart (Character)." (I Samuel 16:7)
Have a great week!
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