Sunday, October 7, 2012

God Pondereth the Heart (Prov. 21:2 )

vs. 1 Prophetic Picture: God will bring to pass that which he hath said

Theme is established that God is not interested in:

Processions (4-6)




But God Looks at the Heart:

Ps. 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

1Chron. 28:9 for the LORD searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts:

Jer. 17:10 I the LORD search the heart

1Sam. 16:7 for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.


The Heart is not the beating organ in your chest, but rather living soul within you

Who you really are, why you do the things you do, say the things you say


Your Heart:

Can be hardened

Ps. 95:8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:

Can be heard

Matt. 12:34 for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

Can be harmful/hurtful

Prov. 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.


Man’s Problem is a Heart Problem, Therefore God pondereth and deals with Man’s HEART


Acts 2:37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart,

Ps. 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

Ps. 51:17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.



Rom. 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.



Ezek. 36:26 A 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.