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July 23 – Daily Strength for Daily Needs

_Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind_.–LUKE x. 27.

O God, what offering shall I give To Thee, the Lord of earth and skies? My spirit, soul, and flesh receive, A holy, living sacrifice.
J. LANGE.
To love God “with all our heart,” is to know the spiritual passion of measureless gratitude for loving-kindness, and self-devotedness to goodness; to love Him “with all our mind,” is to know the passion for Truth that is the enthusiasm of Science, the passion for Beauty that inspires the poet and the artist, when all truth and beauty are regarded as the self-revealings of God; to love Him “with all our soul,” is to know the saint’s rapture of devotion and gaze of penitential awe into the face of the All-holy, the saint’s abhorrence of sin, and agony of desire to save a sinner’s soul; and to love Him “with all our strength,” is the supreme spiritual passion that tests the rest; the passion for reality, for worship in spirit and in truth, for being what we adore, for doing what we know to be God’s word; the loyalty that exacts the living sacrifice, the whole burnt-offering that is our reasonable service, and in our coldest hours keeps steadfast to what seemed good when we were aglow.
J. H. THOM.

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“The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings. — Jeremiah 17:9-10 (NKJV)

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