I started a tradition over at my other site (where I talk about the bible and money), where I would post a devotional thought on most Sundays. I then continued that practice on Fat Guy Skinny Wallet, and I hope to keep posting devotion messages here. My goal is to make this a weekly practice.
They will either be based on my own personal study, or from another source.
Today we are challenged to examine our hearts for sin and to thoroughly put it to death, by James Smith (courtesy of Grace Gems):
(James Smith, “The Early and the Latter Rain” 1856)
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life!” Psalm 139:23-24
Let us commence the work of self-examination at once, and let us be impartial in the work . . .
sparing no sin,
tampering with no lust,
listening to no temptation!
And let us make thorough work of it! Let every sin we detect be confessed over the blood of atonement; let us . . .
grieve over it,
seek the pardon of it, and
pray for grace at once to depart from it!
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