Your heart’s condition depends on the things you allow into your heart These things form your thoughts and attitudes, and ultimately, shape the deepest part of your being No matter what your circumstances (the outside) are, if your heart (the inside) is right. you’re going to be okay

But if wrong things in our hearts go unattended, they will become deeply rooted and harder to deal with The quicker you can detect a wrong heart condition and get it straightened out, the better off you are.

The Bible uses the word “heart” primarily to refer to the ruling center of the whole person, the spring of all desires. The heart is seen as the seat of the will, intellect, and feelings Character,” personality” and” mind” are approximate modern terms for the Bible’s meaning of the heart

In the Bible, the heart is considered the seed of life or strength.PUsoul spirit one’s entire emotional nature and understanding. The heart also is the primary source of such behavior as adultery, hatred, lust, mischief, pride, and rebellion as well as such neutral or good behavior as desire, doubt, fear, and gladness. love, obedience, and sorrow. The heart is the organ that is said to have the ability to reason, question, meditate, motivate, and think. All these mental processes in the world are normally associated with the mind or brain and not the heart (except metaphorically).

According to the Bible, the heart is the center not only of spiritual activity but of all the operations of human life. “Heart” and”soul” are often used interchangeably(Deut.6:5;26:16; comp.Matt.22:37; Mark 12:30,33), but this is not generally the case. The heart is the “home of the personal life,” and hence a man is designated, according to his heart, wise(1 Kings 3:12, etc.), pure(Ps.24:4; Matt.5:8, etc.), upright and righteous (Gen. 20:5,6; Ps.11:2;78:72), pious and good (Luke 8:15), etc.

In these and such passages the word “soul” could not be substituted for “heart.” The heart is also the seat of the conscience(Rom.2:15). It is naturally wicked (Gen.8:21), and hence it contaminates the whole life and character (Matt.12:34;15:18; comp.Eccl.8:11; Ps.73:7).

God or the Lord can know, search, enlighten, open, recreate, examine, strengthen, and establish one’s heart the mind. One can have a clean, contrite, perfect, pure, wise heart, but those qualities are not biblically attributed to the mind. The following are biblical examples from the King James Bible of emotional states or mental abilities of the heart.

He will be glad in his heart…Ex. 4:14

He will harden his heart…Ex. 4:2

Hate thy brother in thine heart: Lev 19:17

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is..Prov 23:7

But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a man. For out of the heart comes evil thoughts, murder, adultery, fornication, theft, false witness…Mt 15:17-20

Types of Heart

Scripture describes the hearts of various individuals as varying both in overall attitude and intensity. Let us first consider some descriptions of the attitude or character of the heart.

Bad Hearts

Proud heart-2Chronicles 25:19;26:16;32:25,26;Proverbs 21:4

Idolatrous heart-Ezekiel.14:4,7

Turned away (from God)heart-1Kings 11:3,4,9; Isaiah 29:13

Hardened heart-2Chronicles 36:13;Isaiah 63:17;Hebrews3:8,15;4:7

Embittered heart-Psalms 73:21

Stubborn heart-Psalms 81:12

Erroneous heart-Psalms 95:10; Acts 7:39

Deceitful heart-Jeremiah 17:9

The backslider in heart- Proverbs14:14

Which one of these did Eliab have?

Identify any of these that you have.

Good Hearts

Clean heart-Psalms 51:10

Heart to fear the Lord Deuteronomy 5:29

Broken and contrite heart-Psalms51:17

Tender heart-2Kings 22:19; 2 Chronicles 34:27

Steadfast heart-Psalms 57:10

Joyful or glad heart-Proverbs15:13;17:22

Tranquil heart-Proverbs 14:30

Upright heart-Psalms 32:11

A heart after God’s heart- 1Samuel 13:14:Philippians 2:20

Which one of these did David have?

What are the characteristics of David’s kind of heart?

How can we develop such a heart?

Descriptions of the Human Besides

these descriptions of heart attitude and character indicate that the heart is capable of varying degrees of strength, commitment, or intensity. We may have a.

Divided heart-Hosea 10:2.chalagis the Hebrew term that means to separate, apportioned into parts and compartments

Double heart- Chronicles 12:33, Psalms 12:2.Double means subject human logic, reasoning, and rationalization of thoughts deceitful heart.

Perfect heart- Kings 15:14,1Chronicle 28:9.Shalem is to be friendly, quiet, and peaceable. It speaks of devotion and total alignment with someone.

Pure heart-Psalms 24:4;73:113; Matthew 5:8; James 4:8.TheHebrew term” bar” and the Greek word katharos means to purge, cleanse, and empty of pollution or adulteration of any kind.

How Do We Guard the Human Heart? Proverbs 4:23-24

As Christians, we need to check our hearts a lot more often. Because many times, Christians can go through the motions and keep doing the “Christian thing,” but something has crept into their hearts and is hurting them and others. Here are steps that are involved in guarding your heart with all vigilance.

  • Watch Matthew 26:41, Acts 20:28,1 Timothy 4:16.
  • Spiritual Scanning-Job1:5,Psalm139:3
  • Identify darts of the heart -Matthew 5:28, James 4:2.
  • Simple trust-Proverbs 3:5,6.
  • Confession-Proverbs 28:13,1John 1:9.
  • Totally love for God-Deuteronomy 4:2,6:5,Joshua 22:5,

Conclusion

The condition of our hearts determines our destiny. We must be on guard 24/7 to keep it clean.

Song: Create in Me a Clean HeartKeith GreenCreate a clean heart, oh GodAnd renew a right spirit within meCreate in me a clean heart, oh GodAnd renew the right spirit within meCast me not away from Thy presence, oh Lord.

And take not Thy holy spirit from restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation renew the right spirit within meCreate in me a clean heart, oh GodAnd renew the right spirit within meCreate in me a clean heart, oh GodAnd renew a right spirit within meCast me not away from Thy presence. Oh Lord

Take not Thy holy spirit from me

Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

And renew the right spirit within me

Prayer Sections

  • Lord Jesus, create a Godly heart in me from now on in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Father turn all the stubborn hearts of our leaders to a Godly heart in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh Lord, Chiesel all storny hearts of our leaders in this nane from today in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • Eternal God, Clean all corrupt hearts in all our churches these days in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • Almighty god, give me a tender heart today so that I may be more useful for you and your work in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • Glorious God, give me a pure heart and shut doors against the corrupt heart pervading my life right now in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus, Every proud and arrogant heart in me working against my progress and success shall die today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh Lord, deliver me from my satanic heart working against serving you as expected today and forevermore in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
  • Jesus Christ, give me the heart of humility starting from today in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • My Father, deal with my deceitful heart and my family members from this moment in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • I thank you for answering my prayers. I believe that you have dealt with all my bad hearts and replaced them with good hearts from today in the name of Jesus Christ.