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.
Deceitful in the sense of feelings and impulses. Deceitful with regard to discerning the truth or what is best.
The heart is the source of sin, as well as evil desires.
The heart can become hard, become unbelieving (doubt) and turn away from God.
Seek God will all your heart. This verse is not just for non-Christians!
Cultivate a penitent, contrite heart, which responds quickly to God’s Word.
Hide God’s Word in your heart.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
The Lord has placed his Spirit in your heart to lead you in the right way.
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.