Another Puritan quote

31 Oct

“Without the heart it is no worship. It is a stage play. It is an acting of a part without being that person, really. It is playing the hypocrite.”


I have to consider this. Is my heart fully into the worship of my God? Do I act it out at times? Am I playing the hypocrite? These questions and more bubble to the surface as I ponder the words of this Puritan. How often do I let the circumstances of life interfere with my devotion to the Lord God Almighty? More than I would care to ponder anymore. The Puritans had such a way of self-conviction. Note to self: BarryDean; Worship the Lord with all of your heart, mind, and strength. I pray the same for you.

Soli Deo Gloria!


Posted by on October 31, 2007 in Puritan, quotes, Stephen Charnock


4 responses to “Another Puritan quote

  1. Steve

    November 3, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    Thanks for this.

    I might use it with our church.

    You are right about the puritans and their convicting power.


  2. barrydean

    November 6, 2007 at 12:27 am

    I appreciate your comments Steve. May God be glorified in His church.

  3. pastorsteve

    November 6, 2007 at 4:58 am

    This is almost as convicting as the Scripture itself. What a great reminder of Matthew 15:8-9 and the reality of vain worship. It makes me ask: What things am I doing that appear to be spiritual while my heart is not engaged in reverence of the Lord? Either I stop doing those things or I do them after examining my heart!

  4. Passerby

    November 7, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Thank you for posting this quote.

    Appreciate your posts–they are real blessings.


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