The Heart of Man -tf

Proverbs 18:2 "A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself."

(Matthew 11:28-29 "Come unto me . . . and learn of me. . . .")

Numbers 15:39 ". . . seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring. . . ."

Genesis 6:5 "And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually."

Jeremiah 9:13-15 "And the Lord saith, Because they have . . . walked after the imagination of their own heart . . . I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink."

13:10 "This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which walk in the imagination of their heart . . . shall even be as this girdle, which is good for nothing."

16:12 "And ye have done worse than your fathers; for, behold, ye walk every one after the imagination of his evil heart. . . ."

Proverbs 15:11 "Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?"

28:26 "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered."

Jeremiah 17:9 "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?"

Deuteronomy 5:29 "O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!"

Psalm 33:13-15 "The Lord . . . beholdeth all the sons of men. * * * He fashioneth their hearts alike. . . ."

(No, Virginia, youíre not "special"!)

Deuteronomy 10:16 "Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked."

(In other words, donít be the way you are!)

Matthew 15:8 "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth . . . but their heart is far from me."

15:19 ". . . out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. . . ."

Proverbs 20:9 "Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?"

Ecclesiastes 9:3 ". . . the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart. . . ."

THE CURE

Psalm 51:10 "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."

Proverbs 16:9 "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps."

23:19 "Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way." (Donít let it guide you!)

Jeremiah 24:7 "And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart."

AN OPERATION (a transplant)

Ezekiel 11:19 ". . . I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh. . . ."

36:26 "A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh."

EXAMPLES OF HEART CONDITIONS:

2nd Samuel 6:16 "And as the ark of the Lord came into the city of David, Michal Saul's daughter looked through a window, and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord; and she despised him in her heart."

2nd Chronicles 12:13-14 "And he did evil, because he prepared not his heart to seek the Lord."

Psalm 12:2 "They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak."

14:1 "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God."

58:2 "Yea, in heart ye work wickedness; ye weigh the violence of your hands in the earth."

Ezekiel 13:2 "Son of man, prophesy against the prophets . . . that prophesy out of their own hearts. . . ."

33:31 "And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness."

"THE LORD KNOWS MY HEART" (Oh, yea? Have you read these?)

Luke 16:15 "And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God."

Revelation 2:23 "And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works."

AN EVIL HEART IS A RELATIVE THING

Matthew 12:35 "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things."

Luke 8:15 "But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience." (HOWEVER: There is none good, no, not one. -- Romans 3:10,12)