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What is the Heart?

The word “heart” appears in the Bible more than 800 times, but only a handful of these occurrences refer to the physical organ. The rest of the time, “heart” is used to speak of that which is within us—our thoughts, emotions, and will. In fact, “heart” is the richest, most... Read more →

The Divided Heart

“How long halt ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow Him” (1 Kings 18:21). “Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty” (Hosea 10:2). “Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also … no man can serve two masters” (Matthew 6:21,24). “Know ye... Read more →

God’s Work Zone

In the Scriptures, God is often seen hard at work in our hearts. • Writing the “unwritten law” in men’s hearts (Romans 2:15). • Sowing the Gospel in our hearts (Matthew 13:19). • Purifying our hearts (Acts 15:9). • Putting the Spirit in our hearts (2 Corinthians 1:22). • Christ... Read more →

Total Depravity

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). Many object to the doctrine of total depravity on the ground that all men are capable of some good, even if unsaved. All of us recognize the value of decency in behavior, a kind spirit, generosity in caring... Read more →

A New Heart

Modern medical science has made much progress in recent years in the area of providing new hearts for patients who need them, through heart transplants and artificial hearts. Now, even the possibility of growing and implanting new hearts is being pursued. While much attention, energy, and resources are being directed... Read more →

Give Your Heart to God

The story has been told of the Indian chief who sought to obtain salvation by offering first his blanket and then his gun to God. He was told that gifts like these would not purchase divine favor, but that if he wanted to be saved he must give his heart... Read more →

A Heart For … ?

The Gospel of Matthew records several occasions where contrasting hearts are revealed. In each case there is a heart for Christ and a heart for something else seen. Read the following passages to find the striking differences. • Matthew 2:1-12: Chief priests—Knowledge; Wise Men—Christ • Matthew 8:19-22: Other disciple—Commitments; Scribe—Christ... Read more →

Peter’s Heart

Is the believer’s heart still “deceitful above all things”? (Jeremiah 17:9). Or has God’s work of regeneration and the implanting of a new nature and the indwelling Spirit of God solved this problem for those who follow Christ? In Matthew 26:33 we read Peter’s confident words: “Though all men shall... Read more →

Pure in Heart

The New Testament says much about purity of heart. It is looked for as the true practical condition of all Christians, though, alas we are not all “pure in heart.” We say so much, and truly, about the deceitfulness of the human heart that the expression “pure in heart” is... Read more →

Question & Answer

Question: In reading through the book of Exodus I came across these words that the Lord spoke to Moses: “And I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt” (Exodus 7:3). Why would God harden the heart of anyone? Answer: This is... Read more →

David’s Heart

(Please read Psalm 63) David was far from sinless, but God describes him as a “man after His own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). David’s heart, then, should be a subject of intense interest to any who desire to please the Lord, and in Psalm 63 we find a perfect opportunity... Read more →

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