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The Abominations in My Heart and the Wisdom of God

I read the following quote from John Bunyan in my devotion today from Treasury of Daily Prayer (Concordia Publishing House).What a wonderful reflection for this Lenten season of repentance!

"I find to this day seven abominations in my heart: (1) An inclination to unbelief.(2) Suddenly forgetting the love and mercy that Christ shows us.(3) A leaning to the works of the Law.(4) Wanderings and coldness in the Law. (5) Forgetting to watch for that which I have prayed for. (6) A tendency to murmur because I have no more, and yet a willingness to abuse what I have.(7) I can do none of those things which God commands me, but my corruptions will thrust themselves upon me so that “When I would do good, evil is present with me.”These things I continually see and feel and am afflicted and oppressed with; yet the wisdom of God orders them for my good.(1) They make me abhor myself.(2) They keep me from trusting my heart.(3) They convince me of the insufficiency of all inherent righteousness.(4…