IC.27-The Imitation of Christ, 27—Sensitive Heart
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"On Having a Sensitive Heart" (Book 1, Chapter 21) is our next podcast (12 mins).
Scripture: Prov 4:23; 19:23; Jas 4:9; Eph 4:29; Col 2:20-23; Psalm 80:5; 75:5.
- Holy reverence* Discipline* Avoiding senseless humor (flippancy)* Cultivating spiritual sensitivity.* Clear and clean conscience* Dealing with distraction* Not tracking celebrities, but honoring those who fear the Lord.* Strive for personal change, then attempt to change others.* Don't love physical comfort.* Sorrow over sin. Sin and guilt are realities, not feelings or opinions.* Live life in the light of eternity—and eternal realities.* Seek a spirit of repentance.* Key quote: "... Because these [spiritual] realities don't reach our hearts and minds, we continue to love pleasurable things and we remain spiritually cold and miserably indifferent."
Next: "Avoiding Rash Judgment" (Book 1, Chapter 14), "On Restraint of Our Words" (Book 1, Chapter 10), and "On Avoiding Gossip" (Book 3, Chapter 24).