Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
All week, I have looked forward to writing an "easy" sermon!!
I "THOUGHT" I had the Word that God desired I minister on, but......................
God "IS A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART!!!"
INTENTS-from a compound of
, i.e. moral
:- intent, mind.
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.
Please "SELAH/THINK ON" the "moral understanding" of the HEART!!!
Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Ya see, "THE LORD LOOKETH ON THE HEART!!!
1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV)
said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for
not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the
looketh on the heart.
Jesus, Himself, exposed man's HEART:
Mark 7:21-23 (KJV)
For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
Too often, "WE" think and BELIEVE that our hearts and INTENTS of our hearts are pure and righteous-
AND THEN, ALONG CAME JONES!!!!!"
And then along came Jones, tall thin Jones
Slow walkin' Jones, slow talkin' Jones
Along came long, lean, lanky Jones."
SMILE! Most of you are too young to remember that OLD song from the Coasters!!!
God reveals OUR "thoughts and intents of the heart," and, trust me, OFTENTIMES it is NOT pretty!!!
WE need to be like David and seek God to:
Psalm 26:2 (KJV)
Examine me, O
, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.
WE MUST be careful..........
Luke 21:34 (KJV)
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and
that day come upon you unawares.
WE MUST be constantly alert-KEEPING OUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE- lest the enemy of our souls and/or flesh allow evil to take root!
Just as the famous quote from GODFATHER 3:
satan never ceases to tempt and attempt to plant UN-Godly thoughts and actions in OUR heart!!!
WE think and believe THAT sin in our heart was extinguished LONG ago!
But-WHOOP THERE IT IS!!!
Beloved, WHEN, not IF, we discover a flaw/sin attempting to take root in OUR hearts, IT must IMMEDIATELY be dealt with and cast out!!!
Hebrews 12:15 (KJV)
Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble
, and thereby many be defiled;
THAT tiny root, THAT tiny seed of doubt, greed, hate, or myriad of sins, can never be taken lightly or ignored!!!!
Only YOU know what is lurking in YOUR heart!!
TODAY, PRAY this same PRAYER that David PRAYED:
Psalm 51:7 (KJV)
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
FATHER, TODAY, "WASH ME,AND I SHALL BE WHITER THAN SNOW!!!!!"
AMEN AND AMEN!!!
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