God's Word in the Heart

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I CALLED at a cottage, the aged inmate of which received me gladly. I noticed that upon the walls were several texts of Scripture, and putting my hand on my heart, said, "Well, you have got the word of God on your walls: have you got it here?”
“Ah, sir," he replied, "it would not be of much use hanging them up there if I had not got them in my heart.”
I afterward heard that the dear old man was suffering from confirmed heart disease, and that he never went out without his name and address in his pocket, as he knew that at any moment he might be taken away from earth. But his name is written in heaven, and with the word of God hidden in his heart he patiently pursues his daily toil.
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee" (Psa. 119:11) has been said to be "the best thing, hidden in the best place, for the best of purposes." "Whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." H.