Proverbs 4:23Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
God tells us that the issues of life come from the heart, the center and life of our being.
GOD’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HEART
1/ 1 Chron. 29:17I know also, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the uprightness of mine heart I have willingly offered all these things: and now have I seen with joy thy people, which are present here, to offer willingly unto thee.
Jer. 12:3But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.
God tries and tests our heart.
2/Psalm 44:21Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Jer.20:12But, O LORD of hosts, that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and the heart, let me see thy vengeance on them: for unto thee have I opened my cause.
God knows our heart!
3/ 1Chron. 28:9And thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mind: for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever.
Jer. 17: 10I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
He searches the heart, every little nook and cranny.
4/ 1 Chron.28:9; Psalm139:2.
Psalm 139:2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
God understands the thoughts of the heart!
5/ Proverbs 21:2Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
Proverbs 24:12If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
God ponders or considers carefully the heart!
6/ Psalm 51:10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Ezek. 36:26A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
God creates a new heart, when we let Him have it!
—– to be continued—