…from glory to glory

Heart Surgery…

As followers of Christ, many of us have ideas based on biblical truth. Yet mixed into the thoughts that are in subjection to God are ideas that are opposed to His truth. These unredeemed ideas have their origins in our cultures, in our families–sometimes even in distorted ideas about God that we were taught in religious contexts. One of the important factors in maturing in God is not just learning truth, but exposing and unlearning…”shadow truths” lodged deep within our hearts and minds…”

–1 and 2 Corinthians, Lesson 27, p. 155; Community Bible Study, Colorado Springs, CO; 2015

…bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

–2 Corinthians 10.5…

Then I read Hebrews 12.15: “…looking carefully, lest anyone fall short of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled…”


and I remembered: “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked…” — Jeremiah 17.9…

and I remembered:  “…each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is…” 1 Corinthians 3.13…


…and I trembled as I wonder how many bitter roots which have escaped or been hidden deep in my wicked-yet-sanctified heart will become declared and revealed by the test of fire. On that day, how many bitter roots will I discover have caused trouble and defiled many?…


It is a very awesome thing to be sanctified to Christ and still a sinner…

…a very good reason to spend some time every day under God’s holy gaze; for He alone can know the heart and with perfect skill and grace wield His two-edged scalpel to cut out the decay…

…Thanking God for His grace…

Blessings all around!

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