Matters Of The Heart
In the Bible, the heart represents the intellect of each man and woman.
Let us look at some passages from the Psalms dealing with the heart.
4:4 Be angry, and do not sin. Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still.
7:10 My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart.
9:1 I will praise You, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works.
10:3 For the wicked boasts of his heart's desire; He blesses the greedy and renounces the LORD.
10:13 Why do the wicked renounce God? He has said in his heart, "You will not require an account."
11:2 For look! The wicked bend their bow, They make ready their arrow on the string, That they may shoot secretly at the upright in heart.
13:5 But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
14:1 The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good.
16:7 I will bless the LORD who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.
19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;
19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.
25:17 The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses!
26:2 Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; Try my mind and my heart.
27:3 Though an army may encamp against me, My heart shall not fear; Though war should rise against me, In this I will be confident.
27:8 When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."
27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living.
27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!
28:7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him.
31:24 Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.
32:11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous; And shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
33:21 For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
34:18 The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.
35:13 But as for me, when they were sick, My clothing was sackcloth; I humbled myself with fasting; And my prayer would return to my own heart.
36:1 An oracle within my heart concerning the transgression of the wicked: There is no fear of God before his eyes.
36:10 Oh, continue Your lovingkindness to those who know You, And Your righteousness to the upright in heart.
37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
37:31 The law of his God is in his heart; None of his steps shall slide.
38:10 My heart pants, my strength fails me; As for the light of my eyes, it also has gone from me.
40:8 I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart."
111:1 Praise the LORD! I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.
112:7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.
112:8 His heart is established; He will not be afraid, Until he sees his desire upon his enemies.
119:2 Blessed are those who keep His testimonies, Who seek Him with the whole heart!
119:7 I will praise You with uprightness of heart, When I learn Your righteous judgments.
119:10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
119:11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You!
119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
119:36 Incline my heart to Your testimonies, And not to covetousness.
119:58 I entreated Your favor with my whole heart; Be merciful to me according to Your word.
119:69 The proud have forged a lie against me, But I will keep Your precepts with my whole heart.
119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease, But I delight in Your law.
119:80 Let my heart be blameless regarding Your statutes, That I may not be ashamed.
119:111 Your testimonies I have taken as a heritage forever, For they are the rejoicing of my heart.
119:112 I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes Forever, to the very end.
119:145 I cry out with my whole heart; Hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes.
119:161 Princes persecute me without a cause, But my heart stands in awe of Your word.
120 passages in Psalms alone discuss the heart.
We only read 47 of them.
Hearts are the mind and soul of each person.
Our relationship with God depends upon a mind made up to serve Him only.
Are you serving God with your whole heart?
By Carey Scott
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