Today’s Readings: God Desires Our Hearts, Identity in Christ, Jesus Rebukes Peter
August 9, 2012
By Lisa Graas at her blog,
My friends Mark and Clare will understand this, I think. I apologize if I’m not clear enough for others. I will try to post some relevant links to other posts I’ve written to help you get what I’m saying. I’m not thinking that clearly today.
Today’s readings here in America speak to us on three topics discussed, as of late, here on my blog.
Jeremiah 31:31-34 shows God desires all of our hearts. He is less interested in our brains than in our hearts. (See my article: Which is more important? Right Thinking or Right Doing?)
I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives
how to know the LORD.
Psalm 51:12-13, 14-15, 18-19 speaks of this, as well.
R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.
Mt 16:13-23 is very powerful, indeed, showing that “flesh and blood” will not reveal Jesus to us. In other words, our brains alone will not reveal Him to us.
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