Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
(Deuteronomy 6:6 (NIV))
Human nature is a strange thing. We are uniquely created, yet we all suffer from the same maladies. Basically, we suffer from a desire to be the center of our own little worlds. We suffer from a desire to be obsessed with certain aspects that are out of our control. We suffer from a desire to possess things to the point that our desires possess us. All of these things are stumbling blocks to what God has called us to be simply because they become the central focus of our existence. When something takes on this role in our lives, it has our heart, it has our mind and it has our complete existence.
With this in mind, it is no wonder that God told us to place His commandments in our hearts. They are to be the central focus of our lives. When God’s commandments are the central focus of our lives, our lives are complete. They are built upon the solid foundation of God’s truth. Everything that we do will be based on achieving what is in our heart!
Have you ever known someone who coveted money? It was all that they thought about and every action that they ever took was directed at getting more money.
Now, take that example and replace the money with a desire to know God and His commandments and His truth. Everything that is done is done to further that desire.
Each of us have the ability to place a number of things in our hearts. There is always a priority. There is always an ultimate treasure.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
(Matthew 6:21 (NIV))
What is in your heart?
Copyright 1998 – 2017 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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