Sunday, February 17, 2013


Put hour heart into it

    I am reading a new book called 'The Almost Christian Discovered' by Matthew Mead from the 1600's.  It is as relevant now as way back then.  I've touched the topic of head knowledge recently but this book has a few ideas I'd like to share.
    Knowledge is two-fold, there is common knowledge and saving knowledge.  You can have knowledge without grace but not grace without knowledge.  What does that mean?  It means if your heart isn't in it and changed then the value of the knowledge is of little worth to you.  God may use it tho to benefit another person tho.  'Till the affections are made spiritual, there is no affection to things that are spiritual.'  It's just going through the motions.  It's like getting in a car, pushing the gas and turning the wheel but if you don't start the heart of the engine... you go nowhere.  'Saving knowledge joins affection and application.'
    'The preciousness of knowledge lies in its usefulness to the soul.'  The book uses Judas as an example.  All that he knew didn't affect his betraying heart. Take time to figure out where your heart is and then pursue the godly part into your life.


  1. What a great post! Where did you find out about that book? Sounds like a great read although I think I'd have to read it in little bits. Thanks for keeping up the blog even when you're under the weather.



  2. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing! And a lot of knowledge without wisdom from God is just a dangerous. Thanks, Angie, for sharing your thoughts about the book. Mary's right, isn't she? It has to be taken in small increments. There is just so MUCH to read and digest.

  3. Good stuff. Mom has been raving about this book. Thanks for sharing that. Such a practical way of looking at it.

  4. Great post. No matter how much good knowledge we have...if we don't apply it, it remains dormant and there is no use of it. Praying I will always put my heart in the good stuff and use it as unto the you, my friend. T.

  5. Missed you yesterday. I hope you are getting better. That's a chilling reality you talked about in the blog. I suppose all of us wonder sometimes whether or not our faith is of the saving type. Thanks for giving me something to think about today. Hope you have a great day. Joel