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HEART MATTERS2 Peter 3:10 – 12But the day of the Lord will comelike a thief. The heavens willdisappear with a roar; the elementswill be destroyed by fire, and theearth and everything in it will belaid bare.
• Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,• as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.
Prov. 23 : 7• As a man thinketh in his heart so he is….
BIBLICAL INSIGHT TO THE HEART1 Sam 16:7 –But the LORD said to Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.
Jeremiah 17:9-10 –9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10 I, the LORD, search the heart, and test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.
Matthew 15:17-20• 17 ”Do you not yet understand that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and is eliminated? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. 19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. 20 These are the things which defile a man,....“
• Proverbs 27:19 – As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man.• Isaiah 29:13-14• 13 Therefore the Lord said:• “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths And honor Me with their lips, But have removed their hearts far from Me, And their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,….”
• Where a man’s treasure is there will his heart be also.• Solomon’s heart was turned away from God by women. 1 Kings 11:4
TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCHRomans 8:1 – 16 –The carnal minded people –The spiritually minded people
Conclusion• Let’s refer to the question at the beginning of this message involving what manner of persons we aught to be:
Answer:Psalm 24:3-10 –3 Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? 4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,…...
Psalm 66:18 – If I regard iniquity in my heart, The Lord will not hear.
Matthew 5:8 –Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
What should we do?2 Corinthians 10:4-6 – 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ
What Should We Do? Cont.Heb. 4:12 KJV– "For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two- edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart."
What Should We Do? Cont.Psalm 119:11 –“ Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You”.