Since it is Valentines Day, I wanted to do something special for all my unbelieving friends. Here are a few things (25 verses to be exact) the Bible says about the heart. These tell a simple story about the heart. Please don’t just roll your eyes and wait for next Tuesday’s post.
Happy Valentine’s Day, from my heart to yours.
Why does the wicked renounce God and say in his heart, “You will not call to account”?
They close their hearts to pity; with their mouths they speak arrogantly.
A perverse heart shall be far from me; I will know nothing of evil.
Oh, let the evil of the wicked come to an end, and may you establish the righteous— you who test the minds and hearts, O righteous God!
Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight.
For the fool speaks folly, and his heart is busy with iniquity, to practice ungodliness, to utter error concerning the LORD, to leave the craving of the hungry unsatisfied, and to deprive the thirsty of drink.
You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, “No one sees me”; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray, and you said in your heart, “I am, and there is no one besides me.”
Thus says the LORD: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the LORD.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
And I applied my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is but a striving after wind.
For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the work of the law is written on their hearts, while their conscience also bears witness, and their conflicting thoughts accuse or even excuse them 16 on that day when, according to my gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path.
Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
2 Thessalonians 3:5
May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they do abominable deeds, there is none who does good.
For God so loVed the world,
……That He gAve
.……Believeth In Him
.……….Should Not perish,
..……But have Everlasting life.”