Heart Matters

What do the Scriptures say about a man’s heart?

What’s one of the most repeated verses about the heart?


What do the Scriptures say?



The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked:
who can know it?
Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

Next Verse (CONTEXT)

….who can know it? (vs.9)

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.
Jeremiah 17:10 KJV

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

Hearts Reveal

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.
Matthew 12:35

The Heart of a man is where everything comes forth from.
Whether good or bad.

Our Body – Temple
Our Heart – Altar

My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing and give praise.
Psalms 57:7 KJV

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart;
and they defile the man.

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Matthew 15:18-19 KJV

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.
Luke 6:45 KJV

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.
Matthew 6:21 and Luke 12:34

My son, if thine heart be wise,
my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Yea, my reins shall rejoice,
when thy lips speak right things.
Proverbs 23:15-16

Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren,
see that ye love one another
with a pure heart fervently:
1 Peter 1:22 KJV

But let it be the hidden man of the heart,
in that which is not corruptible,
even the ornament
of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
1 Peter 3:4 KJV

Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord God; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;

yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
Ezekiel 28:2 KJV

Proverbs 12:23‭,25
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge:
but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

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

There are a few verses that seem to say our hearts ‘Think’. Let’s look at those. However, they also come with a ‘Note’.

My days are past, my purposes are broken off, even the thoughts of my heart.
Job 17:11 KJV

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
Genesis 6:5 KJV

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.
Hebrews 4:12 KJV

(Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Luke 2:35 KJV

If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:
Psalms 66:18 KJV

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Psalms 119:11 KJV

So it seems,

Hearts are the Vault of Beliefs

that have been processed in the mind.

Search me, O God, and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalms 139:23‭-‬24 KJV

Hearts Reveal

Hardened Hearts result of

(Some Examples):

Unconfessed Sins
Unforgiveness – See More
No Fear of God


Absence of God

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