The Heart

The Bible speaks of the heart as the governing center of the whole man – intellectual, physical, and psychological. Thus, a man’s heart makes him what he is and gives rise to all his thoughts and actions. It is imperative that a young disciple be taught to guard his heart and to keep it sensitive and open to God’s Word.

1 Samuel 16:7

God looks at the heart.


Jeremiah 17:9

Deceitful in the sense of feelings and impulses. Deceitful with regard to discerning the truth or what is best.


Mark 7:20-23

The heart is the source of sin, as well as evil desires.


Hebrews 3:12

The heart can become hard, become unbelieving (doubt) and turn away from God.


Jeremiah 29:13

Seek God will all your heart.  This verse is not just for non-Christians!


Psalm 51:17

Cultivate a penitent, contrite heart, which responds quickly to God’s Word.


Psalm 119:11

Hide God’s Word in your heart.


Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.


Ezekiel 11:19-20

The Lord has placed his Spirit in your heart to lead you in the right way.


Proverbs 4:23

Above all else, guard your heart! It is the source of your spiritual life. Helpful scriptures:  Genesis 6:5; 2 Chronicles 16:9; Psalm 51:10; Proverbs 14:12, Proverbs 28:26; Ezekiel 18:31; 1 John 3:20.



  • Pray for a pure heart.

  • Confess sin; be humble.

  • Write out Bible verses that pertain to your heart.