How shall we get rid of these vagabond thoughts?
(1) Pray and watch against them. (2) Let the sense of God's omniscient eye overawe your hearts. The servant will not sport in his master's presence. (3) Labour for a holy frame of heart. Were the heart more spiritual, the mind would be less feathery. (4) Bring more love to the word. We fix our minds upon that which we love. He that loves his pleasures and recreations, fixes his mind upon them,and can follow them without distraction. Were our love more set upon the preached word, our minds would be more fixed upon it; and surely there is enough to make us love the word preached; for it is the word of life, the inlet to knowledge, the antidote against sin, the quickener of all holy affections...Get love to the word preached, and you will not be so distracted in hearing. What the heart delights in, the thoughts dwell upon. (Watson, The Ten Commandments, 110)
Last week we had some thoughts from Thomas Watson about distractions hindering worship. Today, a few of this thoughts on how to deal with those distractions. God's blessings to you as you worship tomorrow and enter the new year!
Some miscellaneous musings from Pastor Aaron.
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