This 18th Century Hymn Proves Life has always had Distractions

We have many distractions today.  Distractions that turn our attention away from God.  Wouldn’t it have been great to live in the 1700s when there were fewer distractions?

It must have been so much easier to keep one’s attention fixated on God and His will.

Or was it?

There lived a pastor by the name of Robert Robinson in the 18th century.  He also is known for writing the popular hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.

The 4th verse goes like this,

O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I’m constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here’s my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

He sings of his wandering heart.  People in the 1700’s had wandering hearts just like people today!  Good to know.

I think that we have to work on staying close to God on a daily basis.  The problem is it’s difficult.

When we think about God as our Creator and that He loves us, isn’t it worth it?

If we let Him, He will guide and protect us.

I would recommend that we ask God to take our heart and seal it, seal it for His courts above.

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