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Posts Tagged ‘heart

“Do not let your heart be troubled”

April 15, 2016

  Jesus said, “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. …Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” (John 14:1, 27b). Do not be troubled?  In light of all the negative things He was telling them were going to happen and what they would […]

“God knows your heart”

November 19, 2015

Jesus said to the Pharisees, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.” (Luke 16:15).  The Pharisees put on a good show for men and gained their honor.  God saw through the […]

“out of the mouth”

July 1, 2015

Explaining why washing hands was not the main concern, Jesus said, “It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man. … Do you not understand that everything that goes into the mouth passes into the stomach, and is eliminated?  But the things […]

“their heart is far from Me”

June 30, 2015

Quoting Isaiah, Jesus said, “This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me; in vain do they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matthew 15:7-9).  He spoke these words in response to the scribes and Pharisees condemning the disciples for not washing their hands when they eat […]

“the abundance of the heart”

May 4, 2015

Jesus said to the Pharisees, “Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  A good man out of his good treasure brings forth good things, and an evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil things.” (Matthew 12:34-35; 15:18; […]

“treasures in heaven”

April 1, 2015

After saying not to store up treasures on earth, Jesus said, “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal.” (Matthew 6:20).  Store up treasures in heaven – how do we do that?  As He also said, “Sell your possessions and […]

“whoever looks at a woman”

March 11, 2015

Jesus said, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery’; but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” (Matthew 5:27-28). Do you avoid committing adultery in a bed?  That’s great!  Do you avoid committing […]

“Blessed are the pure in heart”

February 23, 2015

Jesus said, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8).  The pure in heart are innocent in their thoughts and single-minded in their focus.  This is why James wrote to “purify your hearts, you double-minded” (James 4:8).  To be pure in heart is to be like Jesus.  “And everyone who […]

Deuteronomy – “with all your heart”

August 4, 2014

In his final words to the Israelites, Moses told them their hearts played a vital role in their service to God.  Their hearts had melted when they received a negative report from the spies, and he warned them against allowing it to happen again (Deuteronomy 1:28; 20:8).  He also warned them against their hearts being deceived, […]

Proverbs – “a man’s heart”

July 8, 2014

Proverbs has much to say about the heart.  It can be full of bitterness, sadness, and pain (14:10; 14:13; 15:13; etc.), or it can be full of cheer, joy, gladness, and tranquility (14:30; 15:13, 15; 23:15; etc.).  “A man’s heart plans his way” (16:9a), which is why it is so important to “keep your heart […]