Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Heart of the Human Being

Proverbs 4:23
Keep they heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

The word "HEART" can be defined (figuratively)
A. ...the feelings
B. ...the will
C. ...the intellect
D. ...the very center of something
    Everything has a heart in the figurative sense and I have no intention of going into the physical heart, I will leave that for the doctors.
     While we will never be specialist in the field of "heart disease" we must study the Scriptures to know what God wants us to know about spiritual side of the "heart"
     The bible uses the word in excess of 812 times. That fact alone shows the interest God has in spiritual matters of our heart.

I. The Thoughts of the The Heart Determine The Character of an individual.     
     A fleeting thought is not a thought in the heart but one's heart can get "set" on subjects that are detrimental to him because those things become his character. Here is the illustration Solomon presented"
     (Proverbs 23:7)

II. The attitude of the Heart Determines the Words
of Thy Mouth.
     To try to be anything other than what you are is hypocrisy. By nature we are sinners. We must admit to that fact. Therefore, we must claim the righteousness of Jesus Christ for our own righteousness lest we should none to claim.
     (Luke 6:45)
     The conversion of our hearts will transform the words of our mouths.
     (Matthew 6:19-21)

IV. The condition of the Heart Determines the
Destiny of the Soul.
     (Romans 10:10)
     Faith in Jesus is the doorway to salvation and to Heaven as well.

Concluding Thoughts:
A.  The Natural Heart Needs To Be "Pricked"
By The Gospel.
     (Acts 2:36:37)
B.   The Natural Heart Needs To Repent Of His Sins.
     (Acts 2:38-39)
C.   The Natural Heart Needs To Become Receptive
To The Word of God.
     (Acts 2:41)
D.   The Hearts That Repents Are The Ones That Are
      (Acts 2:47)
Has Your heart changed?
     Are you able to offer a testimony concerning your salvation?
     Do you know in your heart that you are truly saved?


Sharon said...

That was wonderful.
I do know that God was with me as he was there while I was sick and help me get better.
Thanks for sharing this
Have a nice day.

Mary said...

Thanks for a great lesson of the heart...I was saved at 14, He has always filled my heart with comfort, peace and joy...Blessings to you Barbara ! !

Regina said...

Thanks Barbara for that great post. God bless you and your family.

Miss Linda said...

Thank you so much for a wonderful post. This was a wonderful outline and I was greatly blessed by reading it!

Barbara said...

thank you ladies, it is so important to know your heart, and to be open to God in all things, have a very blessed Wednesday.

Jolene said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog. Praise the Lord for the bus ministry... and all the many ways God draws us to Him!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Barbara, YES--my heart changed when God brought George into my life... I had never experienced 'that' kind of love before --even though I had been married before... This love between us is rooted with God in the center of both of our lives... It's amazing and awesome.. Thanks be to God.

sarah said...

wow....this is really good. I never knew some of this stuff but you know what...it makes a ton of sense. Have a great weekend.....

Mrs. Freida said...

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moreofhim said...

That was so wonderful and really blessed me today! Thank you for sharing that.

I'm so glad you linked up with the Counting Our Blessings! Your post was such a total blessing to all!

God bless you - Julie