A tremendous sermon by Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC.
Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. 12:25;
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. 13:12;
The heart knows its own bitterness, and no stranger shares its joy. 14:10,30;
A gentle tongue is a tree of life, but perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 15:4,A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is broken. The mind of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, but the mouths of fools feed on folly. 13-14;
All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. 16:2;
The words of a man's mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a gushing stream. 18:14; 28:1
"The Bible teaches an extremely nuanced vision of the human spirit. We are physical beings whose spirits can be brought low by physical ailments. We are relational beings who need the love and support of friends.We are moral beings who can be crushed by the weight of our sin. We are existential beings who seek to find meaning in our lives. Lastly, we are faith-based being who will always put our hope in something. Unless we put our faith and hope in God, we will never satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts." (Redeemer website).
Additional scriptural references made in this sermon are: Ephesians 3:16; Leviticus 26:14-17; Genesis 3:24; Psalm 22:14.
The audio link for the sermon is below....