The Heart of Man from God

By Jay Pearson

Sometimes we need to take a step back to be thankful. We need to remember the situation we came from, and reflect back to a time before we knew the Lord was working in our lives and hearts. Even then he was guiding us as we kicked against the pricks. For me it’s back when I had a heart for Jay Pearson instead of a heart for God. Today it makes me thankful to be here with you in one heart, and one love, and in one Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you. My sharing and exhortation this day is titled “The heart of man from God”.

Matthew 12:35:
A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

The good comes from the one who is good, God only. The good treasure is that word from the Lord that he has given and we have received.

Proverbs 2:9-10:
9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

A man of repentance like King David seeks a clean heart from God.

Psalm 51:10:
Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

When we receive from God a clean heart we begin to reflect that heart in are actions and trust toward God.  

Psalm 27:1:
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

When we trust the Lord we begin to exhibit new actions of thankfulness and godly desire.

Proverbs 23:26:
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

The walk of obedience to God from the heart is rewarded with the heart from God, mercy, grace, salvation, and truth, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel 11:19,20:
19 And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh:
20 That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.

Romans 10:8-11:
8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

What should our response to such abundant mercy and grace possible be?

Romans 12:1:
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Proverbs 4:20-23:
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

Amen and Amen and Amen. We are given a new heart. We are asked to give that heart to God, and in return we receive a forever heart in and with him. Amen again.

Philippians 2:13:
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

Hebrews 11:6:
But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

1 Samuel 16:7:
But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

I am so glad God looks on the heart he gave me and not the old one of days gone by. The super thing is God maintains and reenergizes our heart when it is overwhelmed.

Psalm 61:2:
From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalm 62:2:
He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.

Psalm 64:10:
The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.

Proverbs 4:23:
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

The safest place to keep your heart is to keep it in his Word. At home I keep my valuables in a safe. At home or away I strive to keep my heart in God’s safe, his Word. I Praise God and thank him for your new heart. Amen.