How often have we heard the expression the “heart of the matter” or “heart’s desire? Actually, taking everything into consideration on this earth, the heart is the center of everything.
The heart is the crucial organ for the physical body to live. So too, what is in our heart is most crucial for our soul to live.
What we eat or put into our body will affect the health of our heart; so too what is in our heart or proceeds out of our heart is a direct result of the way we live spiritually.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jeremiah 17:9).
A healthy heart is the key to a healthy physical life.
“[A SOUND HEART IS THE LIFE OF THE FLESH]: but envy the rottenness of the bones” (Proverbs 14:30).
A pure heart is the key to a pure spiritual life. Keep our heart healthy and pure, and we will obtain the promise of life (John 3:16).
God knows all our hearts and has declared through Jeremiah:
“I 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” (Jeremiah 17:10).
“[KEEP THY HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE; FOR OUT OF IT ARE THE ISSUES OF LIFE]” (Proverbs 4:23).
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30).
“They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever” (Daniel 12:3).
“Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. Seek the LORD, and his strength: [SEEK HIS FACE EVERMORE]” (Psalm 105:3-4).