[notice]A monthly column by farmer, preacher and writer for Jesus, Angus Buchan[/notice]
Psalm 86:11 (NKJV) “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.”
Thomas à Kempis one of the greatest theologians that has ever lived and indeed one of my mentors (he lived 500 years ago) wrote “Blessed are the single hearted; for they shall enjoy much peace.” A divided heart causes havoc because it has multiple loves and multiple loves are always very weak. Jesus said in Matthew 12:30 (NKJV), “He who is not with Me is against Me, and he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad.”
That is why I firmly believe that the Lord loved King David so much. He had an undivided heart for God. Yes, he did fall, he committed adultery with Bathsheba and many other sins, but he knew how to repent and his passion for God never ever changed. You and I need to pursue an undivided heart when it comes to our allegiance to Jesus Christ. Mathew 6:33 (NKJV), “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” If we have a divided heart it will ultimately ruin our spiritual lives because to be honest with you a divided love is not love at all.
May God bless you as you continue to put Jesus Christ, and His Holy Word first and foremost in your lives. Do not allow any theologian or doctrine separate you from the love of God. The Word of God is literally Jesus in print. 1 John 5:7 (NKJV), “or there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit…” The Bible is not just a general guideline on how to live, but it is literally God in print, and therefore do not allow any teaching, any way of life which detracts from God’s Holy Word influence you because it will have detrimental effects on your life.
May God bless you as you continue to love Him with all of your heart, with all of your mind and all of your strength.