Is He Your Heart's Dear King?
A divided heart loses both worlds. Saul tried it. Balaam tried it. Judas tried it. Their efforts ended in desperate failure.
For Mary there was but one choice. Paul said: This one thing I do, and For me to live is Christ. Of such a life God says: Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name (Psalm 91:14). God takes a peculiar pride in revealing His love to the heart that wholly chooses Him. Heaven and earth will fade away before its trust can be disappointed. Have we chosen Him only and given Him all our hearts?
Say, is it all for Jesus,
As you so often sing?
Is He your Royal Master?
Is He your heart's dear King?
Ye cannot serve God and mammon (money). —Matthew 6:24
Days of Heaven Upon Earth, A.B. Simpson
Here is another example of Scripture of the divided heart that is unacceptable to God:
With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in Godâs likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
James 3:9â-â¬12 NIV