Excerpt from The Human Heart: A Bible Reading The word heart, when employed to express spiritual ideas, is always used figuratively. Literally speaking, the heart is the central organ of power in an animal body. When employed figuratively, it simply means the centre of things, the mainspring of action, the fountain of influence. It stands for character as distinguished from conduct. A man will do according to what lie is. Jesus will recognize tins principle and act upon it the judgement of the last day. Matt. 25: 23. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast t sown, and gathering where thou hast t strewed: 25. And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast, that is thine. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.