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Living With Eternity In Mind
The Bible has some things to say about the human heart.
Does God procrastinate? Does He put off until tomorrow what He could do today?
Eccles. 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. [KJV] . . . Just because God does not punish you for a sin right away, does not mean He has forgotten about it. He could be waiting just down the road . . . or He could wait until Judgment Day. Can you afford to wait until eternity to make things right with God?
2 Cor. 6:2 For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation. [KJV] . . God can afford to procrastinate IF He so chooses; you cannot! If you don’t know Jesus as your Saviour, accept Him now! Tomorrow may be too late. Tomorrow may be the beginning of eternity for you. No one knows when this life ends for them.
Jer. 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? [KJV] . . . Sin is a matter of the heart. Our hearts are inclined to do evil from a very early age. Our hearts are naturally evil.
Mat. 23:25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. [KJV] . . . Jesus condemned the Pharisees and religious leaders for outwardly appearing saintly and holy but inwardly remaining full of corruption and greed. Living merely as a show for others is like washing a cup on the outside only. When we are clean on the inside, our cleanliness on the outside won’t be a sham.
Heart is evil.
Mark 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, [KJV] . . . All the sins we commit have their start in our hearts, just as do all the words we speak. You may be able to fool people for a long time by your good deeds and nice words you speak; but eventually the true you will come bursting forth.
Source of unbelief.
Heb. 3:12 Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. [KJV] . . . The writer in the previous verses is speaking about Israel and her 40 years in the wilderness. About what, was God so angry?
What sin made Him so filled with wrath? They did NOT believe God! Their sin was unbelief! It is the same sin that makes Him so angry today.
Heb. 3:19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief. [KJV] . . . Because of their unbelief, God would NOT allow Israel to enter the Promised Land. It’s the same today! If you do not believe God, He will not allow you to enter the ‘Promised Land’ (Heaven).
Fountain-head of all greed. 2 Pet. 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: [KJV]
Pro. 6:15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. [KJV]
Pro. 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. [KJV]
Romans 2:5 But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; [KJV]
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. [KJV]
Guard your heart.
Pro. 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. [KJV]
Pro.23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: . . . [KJV]
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. [KJV]
1 Cor. 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. [KJV]
Source of faith.
Ro.10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. [KJV] . . . Confession of Christ without faith is either self deception or hypocrisy. Faith in Christ (sincerely believing) without confession is being a coward. If you believe (by faith) confess Christ; tell others about Him. If you’re ashamed of Jesus, He will be ashamed of you (Mk.8:38).
In love. Mat. 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. [KJV]
In obedience. Ps. 119:2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. [KJV]
In trust. Pro. 3:5 I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. [KJV]
In prayer. Jer. 29:13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. [KJV]
In repentance. Joel 2:12 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: [KJV] . . . As long as you have breath in you, it is not too late to turn to Jesus. He loves you dearly, and just waits for you to open your heart’s door unto Him. You will never be sorry!
GOD KNOWS YOUR HEART.
Jer. 2:22 For though thou wash thee with nitre, and take thee much sope, yet thine iniquity is marked before me, saith the Lord God. [KJV]
Jeremiah 16:17 For mine eyes are upon all their ways: they are not hid from my face, neither is their iniquity hid from mine eyes. [KJV]
Hosea 7:2 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about; they are before my face. [KJV]
Amos 5:12 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins: they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside the poor in the gate from their right. [KJV]
CANNOT HIDE FROM GOD.
Jeremiah 17:10 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. [KJV]
Jeremiah 23:24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD. [KJV]
Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out. [KJV]
Eze. 11:5 And the Spirit of the Lord fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them. [KJV]
Amos 9:3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them: [KJV]
Zephaniah 1:12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil. [KJV]
Romans 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God. [KJV]
JESUS KNOWS OUR HEARTS
Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: [KJV]
Matthew 22:18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? [KJV]
Luke 6:8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. [KJV]
Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. [KJV]
John 2:25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. [KJV]
Acts 15:8 And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; [KJV] . . . If you are not a Jew, you are a Gentile. God loves ALL people equally! He is NOT a respecter of persons.
Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons: [KJV]
Romans 2:11 For there is no respect of persons with God. [KJV] . . . No matter your race, color, culture, who your parents are, what you have done, etc. God loves you.
HEARTS CAN BE RENEWED.
Deut. 5:29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! [KJV]
2 Chron. 11:16 And after them out of all the tribes of Israel such as set their hearts to seek the Lord God of Israel came to Jerusalem, to sacrifice unto the Lord God of their fathers. [KJV] . . . IF we set our hearts to seek God, we will find Him!
Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience. [KJV]
Jeremiah 24:7 And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart. [KJV]
Ezekiel 11:19 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: [KJV]
Ezekiel 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. [KJV] . . . Only Jesus can give you a new heart!
If you do not have a ‘desire’ within you to know God (Job 21:14), you are being stubborn and willful. With an attitude like this, you will never ‘find’ God or the salvation He so desperately wants to give you. I humbly beg you to please consider the results of such a decision. All God asks of you is to ‘believe’ Him, in faith. God cannot lie; what He says, He will do! If you believe Him in faith, and accept His precious Son, Jesus, He states you shall spend eternity in Heaven with Him. But if you refuse to believe God because of a cold, hard heart; He states that you shall spend eternity in the agony of Hell. Please listen to Him!
John 3:35 The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. [KJV] . . . If you reject Jesus, you reject God the Father also, for they are ONE! John 10:30 I and my Father are one. [KJV]
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. [KJV] . . . Believe, and trust Jesus today! If you don’t, I warn you, Hell awaits (Jn.3:18, 36; 8:24; 16:9).
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