Ways in the Heart
Psalm 84:5-7
Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them.…

This man's heart is not like the trackless desert or the wild waste. There are "ways "in it, "ways "of truth and righteousness and goodness, and these show that the spiritual and moral energies of the man have been, and are, at work. NOW, the man is happy who has ways in his heart, for spiritual culture is the secret of spiritual blessedness, compared with which all other happiness is an empty dream, a passing shadow, and nothing more. Blessed is he "in whose heart are ways."

I. THE WAY OF REPENTANCE. The work of grace begins with this.

II. THE WAY TO HEAVEN. But when we speak of a thing being in the heart we mean more than that it is known to us; we mean that we love it. And in this sense the way to heaven is in the believer's heart. Every child feels happy when he is on his way home, and so does every true husband, and every true wife, and every true parent, and so does every pious pilgrim feel as he journeys to his home in the skies.


IV. THE WAY OF PRAYER. Just as the quickened seed seems to know to grow upwards, or, at least, is drawn upwards, and gently finds its way through the soil, so the heart, quickened by grace, rises heavenward.

(A. Scott.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

WEB: Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.

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