"Follow Your Heart?"Numbers 15:39 and it shall be to you atassel to look upon and remember allthe commandments of the LORD,
"FOLLOW YOUR HEART?"to do them, not to follow after yourown heart and your own eyes, whichyou are inclined to go after wantonly.
"FOLLOW YOUR HEART?"Psalms 95:8 Harden not your hearts,as at Meribah, as on the day atMassah in the wilderness,
"FOLLOW YOUR HEART?"9 whenyour fathers tested me, andput me to the proof, though they hadseen my work.
"FOLLOW YOUR HEART?"10 Forforty years I loathed thatgeneration and said, "They are apeople who err in heart, and they donot regard my ways."
"FOLLOW YOUR HEART?"11 ThereforeI swore in my anger thatthey should not enter my rest.
"How did we get here?"1. The natural consequence of many foolish choices,2. Over a long period of time,3. That made the more obvious foolish choices seem "reasonable."
Proverbs 7:21 With much seductivespeech she persuades him; with hersmooth talk she compels him.
22 Allat once he follows her, as an oxgoes to the slaughter, or as a stag iscaught fast
23till an arrow pierces its entrails; as abird rushes into a snare; he does notknow that it will cost him his life.
24 And now, O sons, listen to me, andbe attentive to the words of my mouth.
25 Let not your heart turn aside to herways, do not stray into her paths;
26for many a victim has she laid low;yea, all her slain are a mighty host.
27Her house is the way to Sheol, goingdown to the chambers of death.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTOnly God…Jeremiah 13:23 Can the Ethiopianchange his skin or the leopard itsspots? Neither can you do good whoare accustomed to doing evil.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTEzekiel 23:27 So I will put a stop tothe lewdness and prostitution youbegan in Egypt. You will not look onthese things with longing or rememberEgypt anymore.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTSay "No" to your own passions2 Timothy 2:20 In a great house thereare not only vessels of gold and silverbut also of wood and earthenware, andsome for noble use, some for ignoble.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART21 Ifany one purifies himself fromwhat is ignoble, then he will be a vesselfor noble use, consecrated and usefulto the master of the house, ready forany good work.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART22 So shun youthful passions …
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTSay "Yes" to noble virtues2 Timothy 2:22…and aim atrighteousness, faith, love, and peace,along with those who call upon theLord from a pure heart.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTSet BoundariesGenesis 39:9 No one is greater in thishouse than I am. My master haswithheld nothing from me except you,because you are his wife.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTHow then could I do such a wickedthing and sin against God?" 10 Andthough she spoke to Joseph day afterday, he refused to go to bed with her oreven be with her.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART How did he respond? DISTANCE!
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTSet your mindPhilippians 4:8 Finally, brothers,whatever is true, whatever is noble,whatever is right, whatever is pure,
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTwhatever is lovely, whatever isadmirable--if anything is excellent orpraiseworthy--think about such things.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTTrain your mindPsalm 119:9 How can a young mankeep his way pure? By guarding itaccording to Your word.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART11 I have his Your word in my heartthat I might not sin against You.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEARTAdmit your sinProverbs 2:9 Who can say, "I havekept my heart pure; I am clean andwithout sin?"
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART1 John 1:9 If we confess our sin, He isfaithful and just to forgive us our sinand to cleanse us from allunrighteousness.
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART2 Chronicles 16:9 For the eyes of theLORD range throughout the earth tostrengthen those whose hearts are fullycommitted to him. You have done afoolish thing, and from now on youwill be at war."
THE PURSUIT OF A PURE HEART2 Corinthians 7:1 Since we have thesepromises, beloved, let us cleanseourselves from every defilement ofbody and spirit, and make holinessperfect in the fear of God.