Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Treasury: My Heart

"Our hearts, as our Saviour speaks, are our treasury. There we lay up whatever we have, good or bad; and thence do we draw it for our the heart with a sense of the love of God in Christ, and his love in the shedding of it; get a relish of the privileges we have thereby,—our adoption, justification, acceptation with God; fill the heart with thoughts of the beauty of his death;—and thou wilt, in an ordinary course of walking with God, have great peace and security as to the disturbance of temptations."
John Owen, Of Temptation, Ch. 7

      After a long, ever so long, day of work I come at last to the quiet of Saturday night and look forward with anticipation to Sunday.  I look forward to church and the Word preached, and to a day of quiet and rest.  Life is busy, I am often rushed, but Sunday offers up an opportunity to take time to store up treasure.  An opportunity not for physical labor but the work of the heart, to pile God's treasure high and have a store for the week as I walk with Him.

But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You.
Psalm 5:11

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