1/22/2023 ~ Of the Heart

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Darkness rips across the cold anchors of space.

Hearts remain under the tears of time.

Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.
~ Proverbs 4:23

Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression,
But a good word makes it glad. ~ Proverbs 12:25

... and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7

Blessed are those who live past wicked shame
             ⮣  surpasses all understanding
  the peace of God
  Will guard your hearts and minds
             ⮡  through Christ Jesus

                                                         To God  
    In everything:                                   🡡
         ● by prayer and supplication
         ● with thanksgiving requests made  

🡢 Be anxious for nothing 🡠

A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say rejoice! ~ Philippians 4:4

A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the
spirit is broken. The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, ...
~ Proverbs 15:13-15

A Joyous Life is not Compulsive Complainer
A merry heart
has a continual
Feast, a cheerful

The heart of
him who has
  Seeks knowledge
      By sorrow of
The heart the
spirit is broken

the mouth of fools
Feeds on foolishness  

All the days of the
afflicted are evil

Life is a meal of choice.

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And
see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me ... ~ Psalms 139:23-24

Perversion's hinge is a heart's destruction
                          O God
                       Search me
  TEST        Know my heart     🡠 ASK   
    Try me, and know my anxieties
        See any wicked way in me

     Lead me in the way everlasting

... you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; ...
~ 1st Thessalonians 4:1-2

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that
while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8

... each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification
and honor, not in passion of lust, ... ~ 1st Thessalonians 4:3-5

Seeing truth is standing against lies
   |    Know how to possess
  In sanctification and honor  
  Not in passion of lust

Pursue peace with all people, and holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord: ~ Hebrews 12:14

... those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works.
These things are good and profitable to men. ~ Titus 3:8

... put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows
corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, ... ~ Ephesians 4:22

... but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it
is better to marry than to burn with passion. ~ 1st Corinthians 7:9

The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. ... He fashions
their hearts individually; He considers all their works. ~ Psalms 33:13-15

Freedom is the Ultimate act of Love
  The LORD looks from heaven
   He sees all the sons of men
                   ⮡  inhabitants of the earth  

    ● He fashions hearts individually
    ● He considers all their works

The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God." They are corrupt,
They have done abominable works, ... ~ Psalms 14:1-2

Darkness crashes below the boundary of light
  The LORD looks down from heaven
                     ⮡  To see if there are any:
                                🡡  ● Who understand  
                                 |   ● Who seek God

  Fools say in heart, "There is no God."
         They are:
                     |   ● Corrupt
                     |   ● Do abominable works
                    🡣  ● None who does good

... incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
~ Proverbs 2:1-2

Apply your heart to instruction, And give your ears to words of knowledge.
~ Proverbs 23:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may gain a heart of wisdom.
~ Psalms 90:12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
~ Psalms 51:10

Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth;
Unite my heart to fear Your name. ~ Psalms 86:11

... who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of
the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:6

... strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that
Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; ... ~ Ephesians 3:14-19

Fully understandable is the touch of God
  Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith
                                ⮡  rooted and grounded in love

  He would grant you, according to the riches
                                ⮡  of His glory, may be able to be  
                                  Strengthened with might
                     🡢 Through His Spirit in the inner man

  ● Comprehend with all the saints
          ⮡  the width and length and depth and height

  ● Know love of Christ which passes knowledge
          ⮡  may be filled with all the fullness of God

... that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and
attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the
knowledge of the mystery of God, ... ~ Colossians 2:2-3

Treasure finds peace the greatest prize
  Hearts may be encouraged
                        ⮡  Knit together in love

    Attaining to all riches
           ⮡  of the full assurance of understanding  

    🡢 to the knowledge of the mystery of God
                    ⮡  both of the Father and of Christ
               in whom are hidden all the treasures
                    ⮡  of wisdom and knowledge ⮠ 

Peace is disturbed when incentive has no purpose.
To remain lethargic in the complacency of corruption heals no soul.
To lift the spirit one must obtain a higher song where wishes call to hope.

God waits to hear from each mortal heart
Due diligence upwells the refreshments of life
Anxiety brings grief but good words lift a heart's joy
Faith guards a peaceful heart with thankful prayers
Faithful hearts ask God to know, test, and show us
God's word instructs us how we ought to walk
One needs to possess one's spirit for sanctification
God from heaven considers each heart's actions
God's words of wisdom is the treasure of awareness
One has to desire a clean steadfast heart
For a heart to come to God it must learn His truth
God's light shines through the knowledge of Christ
God wills we comprehend & be filled in His riches
We should attain confidence, wise in His knowledge

All hearts rest upon the gift of God's light.

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... He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out
the work that God does from beginning to end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11

Invincibly done for our Wonder
He has made everything
Beautiful in its time

No one can find out the work that
🡢 God does from beginning to end

He has put eternity in their hearts

But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."
~ Exodus 33:20

He stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.
~ Job 26:7

Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite.
~ Psalms 147:5

... God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints
nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. ~ Isaiah 40:28

... no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open
to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. ~ Hebrews 4:13

... we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this
day that God speaks with man; yet he still lives. ~ Deuteronomy 5:24

God is visible in all that can be perceived

Stretches out
Job 26:7
All seeing
Hebrews 4:13

Not see Me?

  Ps 147:5 Infinite
  Isaiah 40:28
Speaks with man  
Deuteronomy 5:24

As we walk through life we see one another. This does not change the fact
while, if we are fortunate enough, to know the bottom of our own hearts,
we can never see or know that naked conscience of another. We can
know of others, but in God's own image, we all maintain autonomy unique
to the psyche of self. To see God is to know of Him, and respond to this
two-way call from the depths of our bottom desires. It is a call to mutually
connect in the holiest of pure unimpeded caring; absolute submission.
This defines a moment, and a test, as marriage reflects this ultimate
human achievement, the genuine commitment over foolish fleeting's.
The magic of love is found in freedom's core, joyously loving others.

"Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God." ~ Matthew 5:8

... serve Him with a loyal heart and with a willing mind; for the Lord
searches all hearts and understands all ... ~ 1st Chronicles 28:9

To find God is to know God
          The LORD searches all hearts
      Understands intent of all thoughts

  🡢 Know the God of your father
                            Serve Him
                                  ● with a loyal heart
                                  ● with a willing mind
                              🡥                     🡧 🡣 🡦
              If you seek Him, you will find Him   

'... I will give them a 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 ...' ~ Jeremiah 24:7

God comes to a child's honest simple heart
I will give them a heart
  to know Me, that I am the LORD  

I will be their God
and they shall be My people
they shall return to Me
with their whole heart

So God, who knows the heart, acknowledged them
by giving them the Holy Spirit, ... ~ Acts 15:8-9

"... unless you are converted and become as little children,
you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven." ~ Matthew 18:3

"... the LORD does not see as man sees, for man looks at the outward
appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart." ~ 1st Samuel 16:7

God dwells in the depths of all Creation
  The LORD does not see as man sees  
🡢 the LORD looks at the heart 🡠

For man look$
🡧                         🡦
At the outward appearance

The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the
answer of the tongue is from the LORD. ... ~ Proverbs 16:1-2

As a Rock His word Remains judging in Truth
Preparations of the heart
Belong to man
🡦   🡧     
All the ways of a man
are pure in his own eyes

  But the answer = from the LORD  
☆ the LORD weighs the spirits ☆

Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; ...
~ Proverbs 16:3-5

Eternal Love is where a True Heart Lives
Commit your works to the LORD
  🡥   your thoughts will be established   🡤  

    Everyone proud in heart 🡠
= an abomination to the LORD   
Though they join forces
none will go unpunished

The LORD has made all for Himself,
even the wicked for the day of doom

The spirit of a man is the lamp of the LORD, Searching
all the inner depths of his heart. ~ Proverbs 20:27

... the Lord, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth,
and forms the spirit of man within him: ... ~ Zechariah 12:1

The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
~ Job 33:4

Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed,
Or the golden bowl is broken, ... ~ Ecclesiastes 12:6

... Who gives breath to the people on it, And spirit to those who walk on it:
~ Isaiah 42:5

Given by God the Light that fires in each soul

   forms the spirit
   Zec 12:1
spirit will return to God   
who gave it    Ec 12:6   

The spirit of a man
is the lamp of the LORD

   Almighty gives
   me life    Job 33:4
                      gives breath to   
the people    Isaiah 43:5   

Searching all the inner
depths of his heart

A man's steps are of the LORD; How then can a man
understand his own way? ~ Proverbs 20:24

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
~ Proverbs 21:2

There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
~ Proverbs 16:25

Mankind requires proper instructions to live
🡡   A man's steps are of the LORD
the LORD weighs the hearts


How can a man
understand his own way?

Every way of a man
is right in his own eyes

a way that seems right to a man
But its end is the way of death

There are many plans in a man's heart, Nevertheless
the LORD'S counsel-that will stand. ~ Proverbs 19:21

... He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, But whoever
walks wisely will be delivered. ~ Proverbs 28:25-26

Actions reflect purpose and motives rule
  Who trusts in the LORD
                       ⮡  Will be prospered

  Whoever walks wisely
                       ⮡  Will be delivered

  Who is proud of heart stirs up strife
  Who trusts in his own heart is a fool  

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own
understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, ... ~ Proverbs 3:5-7

Reliant on God over self declares character
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
Fear the LORD and depart from evil

acknowledge Him in all your ways
And He shall direct your paths

Do not be wise in your own eyes
  Lean not on your own understanding  

A man's heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. ~ Proverbs 16:9

"Truly, this only I have found: That God made man upright,
But they have sought out many schemes." ~ Ecclesiastes 7:29

The paranoid pompous greedy ignore their own

🡡 God has made man upright 🡡

  But they have sought out many schemes  
🡣                                                 🡣

The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD,
And He delights in his way. ~ Psalms 37:23

O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; It is not
in man who walks to direct his own steps. ~ Jeremiah 10:23

Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God
and into the patience of Christ. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 3:5

Intuition can hear the nudges of His truth

The way of man
  is nt in himself  
It is nt in
man who
walks to
direct his
own steps

Now may the Lord  
direct your hearts  
into the love of  
God and into the  
patience of Christ  

You also be patient. Establish your hearts,
for the coming of the Lord is at hand. ~ James 5:8

Influence is only as good as it results in positive change and upwelling
thoughts to inspire life's progress. It can be a challenge to rely on things
and or people with all the conflicts, and swirling desires enmeshed in
accusations, as well as denials. Time is a creation to test patience in truth,
and reveal individual hearts in trouble. How we respond declares what
we depend upon, ourselves, or a higher sense that knows better than
we ever could. Pure thoughts void of animosities can only be born,
and arise, from the love that extends from without from within. To be
full of self neglects this greater sense of emptying back to God,
and His reason for creation; to retrieve honest souls.

Nature calls to reflect goodness in God's Creation
God has put eternity in the hearts of the faithful
To find God, know and serve Him with a loyal heart
God makes Himself known so as to return to Him
God knows the heart made pure by faith
God requires a pure heart as a child's heart
While man sees outward, God sees the inner heart
Man cannot understand his way without the LORD
While man justifies himself, the LORD will judge
As man declares what is right, it may end in death
Man has many plans but the LORD's Word rules
God delights in a good man who steps in His ways
Man cannot direct his own steps void of God's Word
Patience establishes a heart waiting on the Lord

Loyal Hearts find God in Service to His Word.

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As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.
~ Proverbs 27:19

"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things,
and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things. ..."
~ Matthew 12:35-37

One cannot hide from essence of heart
Treasure of heart

       Good man                Evil man
               🡣                             🡣
      Brings forth            Brings forth
      Good things             Evil things
                   🡦                   🡧
              in the day of judgment
 🡢 Give account for every idle word  
               🡣      Revealed      🡣
         Justified              Condemned

"... out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~ Luke 6:45

It is difficult to see a closed heart




of the Heart

    Desire               Abilities



   Desire                                                 Sorrow



So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly
or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. ~ 2nd Corinthians 9:7

God wants your heart not your money
God loves a cheerful giver
🡤   🡡   🡥
Let each one give
as he purposes in his heart

 🚫 Not grudgingly or of necessity  

... let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, ...
~ Hebrews 10:22

Joining in faith together is God's plan
          Draw near with a true heart
             in full assurance of faith
  Having hearts
         ⮡  from an evil conscience  
  Bodies washed with pure water  

"He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of
his heart will flow rivers of living water." ~ John 7:38

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ Matthew 6:21

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." ~ Luke 12:34

... be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle
and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. ~ 1st Peter 3:3-4

Calm spirits lift wisdom to heaven's heights
Very precious in the sight of God
Not merely outward
The hidden person of the heart
with the incorruptible beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit

... opportunity to boast on our behalf, that you may have an answer for
those who boast in appearance and not in heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 5:12

Arrogance has the aroma of an evil heart
               Do not
  Commend ourselves
  Give you opportunity
          to boast on
           an answer

Those who boast  
in appearance    
and not in heart   

... If anyone is convinced in himself that he is Christ's, let him again
consider this in himself, that just as he is Christ's, even so we are Christ's.
~ 2nd Corinthians 10:7

Earth's prison bars traps one under the sky
  Do you look at things according  
to the outward appearance?

🡢 Convinced Christ in you?

Consider this in you 🡠
That just as you are Christ's
Even so we all are Christ's

And you are Christ's, and Christ is God's. ~ 1st Corinthians 3:23

For if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.
Therefore, whether we live or die, we are the Lord's. ~ Romans 14:8

The souls of all mankind cascade back to God

Live or die       
                        We are the Lord's  

    If we live
  We live to
    The Lord
If we die       
we die to       
the Lord       

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing,
yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. ~ 2nd Corinthians 4:16

Excellence of wisdom has no price
Do not lose heart

Inward man is
🡢 Being renewed 🡠
Day by day

  Outward man is perishing  

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season
we shall reap if we do not lose heart. ~ Galatians 6:9

Each path has penetrating forks to tomorrow
            ⮣  While doing good
    Do not
           ● Grow weary
           ● Lose heart

  In due season we shall reap  

And because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son
into your hearts, crying out, "Abba, Father!" ~ Galatians 4:6

Cherish life's beat in each given breath
God has sent forth
the Spirit of His Son
⸫ Because you are sons

  🡢 into your hearts, crying out  
"Abba, Father!"

... justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
through whom also we have access by faith into this grace ... ~ Romans 5:1-2

Holding hope by faith ensures Grace
Justified by faith
We have peace with God
Through our Lord Jesus Christ
Whom also we have access
by faith into this grace

  🡢 in which we stand, and rejoice  
🡢 in hope of the glory of God      

The light from above pierces all


by faith
⇗     ⇖
Peace with God
  Through our Lord Jesus Christ  

We stand and rejoice
↝ Hope of the glory of God ↜

... hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured
out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ~ Romans 5:3-5

God's Fishing Hook

     r      h
     a      o
     n      p

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes,
it is a tree of life. ~ Proverbs 13:12

Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart,
All you who hope in the Lord. ~ Psalms 31:24

Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen
your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! ~ Psalms 27:14

Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah ~ Psalms 62:8

For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name.
~ Psalms 33:21

But I have trusted in Your mercy; My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
~ Psalms 13:5

... lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the
living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is call "Today," lest any of
you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. ~ Hebrews 3:12-15

Tears in the absence of His Truths from heaven
  We have become partakers of Christ if

             Today hear His voice
                  ⮡  exhort one another daily
                          ⮡  hold confidence to the end  

  Do not harden your hearts:
          ● as in the rebellion
          ● through the deceitfulness of sin
                 An evil heart of unbelief departs  
                        ⮡  From the living God ⮠

"Let your heart therefore be loyal to the LORD our God, to walk in His
statutes and keep His commandments, as at this day." ~ 1st Kings 8:61

Overwhelming joy for His Love for us
  Loyal heart to the LORD our God
          this day

                ● Walk in His statutes
                ● Keep His commandments  

... good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you
in every good word and work. ~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:16-17

Why should we deny the best life offers in Him?
  Our God and Father who loves us
     our Lord Jesus Christ Himself

   Given us
           ● Everlasting consolation
           ● Good hope by grace

     Comfort and establish our hearts  
      🡢 in every good word and work

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give
a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, ...
~ 1st Peter 3:15

The test for eternal life paces before us all
Sanctify the Lord God
in your hearts
Always be ready to give
  A defense to everyone who asks
🡡                           🡡
A reason for the hope in you
With meekness and fear

Each of us reaches out to hold on to something, which includes both
the tangible and intangible. What we seek declares who we are; the
dichotomies that divide those good and evil battles from within. For a
heart to flourish in the light, one must hear that higher call where birds
sing, and the sun rises on all life. To meet that moment, caring for those
closest holds more relevance than distant anchors of disgust, which
may tend to dismiss and or stumble upon those said closest.
Hearts dance to the beat where love cancels hate.

Hearts are given to Find the Depths of Being
The heart is a window to the mirror of the soul
Accountability and judgment comes by one's words
The heart contains treasures that guide the spirit
Belief in God brings out the best one can be
God's sees beauty in the heart of a quiet spirit
Hypocrites boast in appearance but not in heart
In life or death all are subject to God through Christ
Faith in God gives peaceful access to His good grace
Hope is where hearts reaches for God
Knowing God fulfills the deepest desires to live
Trusting & waiting on God strengthens the heart
A hardened heart denies the assurances of God
God's word comes to comfort & establish our hearts

To appreciate life, it is God who gives life.

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... whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need,
and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him?
~ 1st John 3:16-21

Love's expression finds worth in giving
He laid down His life for us
🡤     🡡     🡥
By this we know love
🡡                                                     🡡
  Lay down your lives for the brethren  

Whoever has this world's goods
and sees his brother in need
shuts up his heart from him
🡣                                                      🡣
How is the love of God in him?

Free hearts drop guilt for the pursuit of love
Let us not love in word or in tongue
⮡  But in deed and in truth

By this we know we are of the truth
  and shall assure our hearts before Him  

    if our heart  
condemns us,
God is greater
than our heart, and
knows all things

if our heart does
not condemn us
  we have     
toward God

... a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there
is no creature hidden from His sight, ... ~ Hebrews 4:12-13

God's word opens horizons otherwise unknown
The word of God = living
Sharper than any two-edged sword
Piercing division of soul and spirit

+ = a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart

No creature = hidden from His sight
  🡢 to Him whom we must give account  

... having heard the word with a noble and good heart,
keep it and bear fruit with patience. ~ Luke 8:11-15

Truth is often dismissed or purposely forgotten
The seed is the word of God
🡦       🡣       🡧
               By the wayside hear                  
Then the word is out of their hearts

  🡢 Lest they should believe and be saved 🡠  

                  On the rock hear                     
Receive the word with joy
Have no root, believe for a while
and in time of temptation fall away

Shallow origins awake hearing the call
Ones that fell among thorns hear
Go out and are choked with cares,
  riches, and pleasures of life      
Bring no fruit to maturity

Ones on the good ground
      Having heard the word          
With a noble and good heart
  Keep it and bear fruit with patience  

All struggle to escape the rocky thorns of living
              ● Dismiss
              ● Careless

              ● Shallow
              ● Temptations

              ● Forgetful
              ● Worldly

              ● Patient
              ● Godly

"The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom,
but the tares are the sons of the wicked one." ~ Matthew 13:38

But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts,
do not boast and lie against the truth. ... ~ James 3:14-18

As weather grows cold, so do hearts
🡡   Fruit of righteousness is sown in peace   🡡
Wisdom is first pure, then peaceable, gentle,
willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits,
without partiality and without hypocrisy

  if bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts  
🡢 do not boast and lie against the truth 🡠
This wisdom does not descend from above
is earthly, sensual, demonic
🡧                  🡦
🡣       Where envy and self-seeking exist       🡣
confusion and every evil thing are there

A sound heart is life to the body, But envy is rottenness to the bones.
~ Proverbs 14:30

Truth cannot be contradicted or denied
  A Sound Heart = Life to the Body  
Envy = Rottenness to the Bones

He also taught me, and said to me: "Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live. ~ Proverbs 4:4

Cognitive powers have no equal

       ⮣  Live
       ⮡  Let your heart retain my words
                             ⮡  Keep my commands  

Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with
those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. ... ~ 2nd Timothy 2:22-26

Truths are useless without application
             Pursue righteousness; faith, love, peace
   ✓   With who call on the Lord out of a pure

  Flee youthful lusts and foolish ignorant disputes
                           ⮡  Knowing they generate strife

     A servant of the Lord
         ⮡  Must not quarrel but be gentle to all
                 ⮡  Able to teach, patient, in humility
                        ⮡  Correcting who are in opposition

 🡢   Perhaps know truth and come to their senses   🡠 
      God grant them repentance to escape the devil

"If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at
the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it." ~ Genesis 4:7

Noble hearts use caution to control desire
              If you do well
   Will you not be accepted?
     And if you do not do well
          Sin lies at the door

              And its desire is for you

                        🡤    🡡    🡥
            But you should rule over it   

... Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts,
you double-minded. ~ James 4:7-8

Willingness to sacrifice for truth takes courage
Submit to God
🡢 Draw near to God 🡠
and He will draw near to you

  Resist the devil; he will flee from you  
Cleanse your hands, you sinners
            purify your hearts ⮠
                       ⮡  you double-minded

... love one another fervently with a pure heart, having been born again,
not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, ... ~ 1st Peter 1:22-25

Connection is better than isolated torture
Having been born again
Not of corruptible seed but incorruptible
Through the word of God which abides forever

in obeying the truth through the Spirit
in sincere love of the brethren
You have purified your soul
🡧      🡦

Love one another fervently with a pure heart
🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡      🡡
  This = the word of the LORD preached to you  

"... By this all will know that you are My disciples,
if you have love for one another." ~ John 13:34-35

Without love suffocation is near
As I have loved you
I give you a new commandment
That you love one another
🡧        🡦

If you have love for one another
  All will know you are My disciples  

Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart,
from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:5-7

Direction's purpose is either thorns or roses
Purpose of the commandment
= love from a pure heart, from a
Good conscience, from sincere faith

🡢  Some have strayed  🡠
Turned aside to idle talk
Desiring to be teachers of the law
Understanding neither what they
  Say nor the things which they affirm  

God's word inspires the blossoming of a soul
  🡢 Purpose of the commandment
        Is love
                  ● From a pure heart
                  ● From a good conscience  
                  ● From sincere faith

... "What comes out of a man, that defiles a man.
For from within, out of the heart of men, ... ~ Mark 7:20-23

"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." ~ Matthew 15:19

Terrifyingly, each of us has the power to murder

  ● Evil thoughts
  ● Adulteries
  ● Fornications
  ● Murders
  ● Thefts
  ● Blasphemies
  ● False witness
  What comes out of a man
                         ⮡  that defiles a man
From within
    ⮡  Out of the heart of men proceed

         ● Evil thoughts     ● Deceit
         ● Adulteries           ● Lewdness
         ● Fornications      ● An evil eye
         ● Murders              ● Blasphemy
         ● Thefts                   ● Pride
         ● Covetousness   ● Foolishness  
         ● Wickedness

  Out of
  The Heart

... alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them,
because of the blindness of their heart; ... ~ Ephesians 4:18-19

Brutally dishonest, lies numb the heart
  Alienated from the life of God
     Their understanding darkened
              ⮩  of the ignorance in them
                   of blindness of their heart

               🡢 Who past feeling work all 🡠  
                Uncleanness with Greediness
                          Given to lewdness

They devise iniquities: "We have perfected a shrewd scheme."
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. ~ Psalms 64:6

Evil's hidden darkness has no rays of heart
  The inward thought and the heart  
  ⮡  of man are deep
They devise iniquities:
"Perfected shrewd schemes"

Thus says the LORD: "Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh
his strength, Whose heart departs from the LORD." ~ Jeremiah 17:5

"... I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give
every man according to his ways, ..." ~ Jeremiah 17:9-10

How quickly the heart disappears from view
Above all things
The heart is deceitful
And desperately wicked

Who can know it?

I, the LORD, search the heart
I test the mind
🡧                           🡦
To give every man according to
   his ways; the fruit of his doings   

As we travel upon the waves of time, each heart hopes
for assistance in obtaining joy or sanctuary from the horrors of living.
Endurance leads to more as all sails push forward. It is the breath of God
that delivers that deepest of laughter when heard for the truth that it is.
To remain ignorant of His will only leads to confusion and the
corruption that envelops all disloyal destructive hearts.
Love has always been the key to set one free.

Dark hearts are the Cancer that Devours Love
Not helping one another is what condemns a heart
God's truths pierces the spirit to heal the soul
Patience in belief settles the spirit of good soul
Envy & self-seeking destroys any peace of heart
Righteousness, faith, and love deliver a pure heart
Sin is a battle of conscience one should rule over
Submitting to God cleanses a heart from hypocrisy
Obeying truth lifts a heart out of the corruptible
Love for one another is a highest of calls from God
Love from a pure heart is Gods own call for us to be
Each soul produces heartfelt shine; dark or light
Cold blind ignorance darkens a heart from truth
A wicked heart's fruits will find abrupt judgment

God desires to reach each heart with His truths.

  HeartAM9.mp3 (27m 23s)
   HeartAM10.mp3 (30m 04s)

"Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside
and serve other gods and worship them, ..." ~ Deuteronomy 11:16

Caution means little to the reckless
Lest your heart be deceived
🡧         🡦

🡢 Take heed to yourselves 🡠
🡦         🡧
And you turn aside and
  Serve and worship other gods  

"But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with
carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, ... ~ Luke 21:34-36

Sorrow grips all hearts seeking relief
  Watch to stand before the Son of Man
    take heed
to yourselves
              ⮡  Lest your hearts weighed down
                              ⮡  with
                                        ● Carousing
                                        ● Drunkenness
                                        ● Cares of this life

  Pray you may be counted worthy
      ⮡  to escape that unexpected snare Day  

They do not consider in their hearts That I remember all their wickedness; ...
~ Hosea 7:2

The cost of living is due before God alone
Consider in heart
🡧    ❣    🡦

🡢 I remember all their wickedness 🡠

  ⮎ Their own deeds surround them ⮌  
🡤       🡡       🡥
They are before My face

... "You are those who justify yourselves before men,
but God knows your hearts. ..." ~ Luke 16:14-15

Murderous madness consumes hearts of greed
Who were lovers of money
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Derided Him and the things He said
God knows your hearts
👉 You are those who justify 👑
Yourselves before men

🡧              🏰              🡦
What is highly esteemed among men
  is an abomination in the sight of God  

... some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced
themselves through with many sorrows. ~ 1st Timothy 6:10

Worship involves pinnacle desires of heart
Love of money
a root of all kinds of evil
 🡢   Some have strayed from the faith   🡠 
in their greediness and pierced
themselves through with sorrows


O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, That you may be saved.
How long shall your evil thoughts lodge within you? ~ Jeremiah 4:14

Force of thought commands character
That you may be saved
  Wash your heart from wickedness  

How long shall
evil thoughts
be in you?

"Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart may be forgiven you." ~ Acts 8:22

A seared conscience has no mercy
  Repent of your wickedness  
Pray God if perhaps
the thought of your heart
may be forgiven you

Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the LORD,
But the blameless in their ways are His delight. ~ Proverbs 11:20

Conduct without restraints condemns

  Perverse heart = abomination to LORD

Blameless in their ways = His delight

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, Him I will destroy; The one who
has a haughty look and a proud heart, Him I will not endure. ~ Psalms 101:5

Wretched ambiance follows the proud
      ⮡  Has a haughty look
             ⮡  a proud heart

              Secretly slanders his neighbor  

                        Him I will;
                                        ● destroy
                               🡣      ● not endure

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty,
And before honor is humility. ~ Proverbs 18:12

Soft or harsh hearts declare decency
The heart of a man   
🡧        🡦
Before honor = Humility 🡡

  Before destruction = Haughty 🡣  

"But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride,
he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him."
~ Daniel 5:20

All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to
His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants ... ~ Daniel 4:35

Importance is derived in usefulness
All the inhabitants of the earth
🡢 Are reputed as nothing 🡠

He does according to His will
in the army of heaven And among
the inhabitants of the earth

No one can restrain His hand Or
  say to Him, "What have You done?"  

For if anyone thinks himself to be something, when
he is nothing, he deceives himself. ~ Galatians 6:3

... thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives
his own heart, this one's religion is useless. ... ~ James 1:26-27

Desperation leads to impulsive outbursts
  Think you are religious ?
     ⮡  and do not bridle your tongue
            ⮡  you deceive your own heart
                   ⮡  one's religion is useless

   Pure and undefiled religion   🡠
     before God and the Father is this:
                 to visit orphans and widows  
                      ⮡  in their trouble
                 to keep oneself unspotted
                      ⮡  from the world

"But as for those whose hearts follow the desire for their detestable things
and their abominations, I will recompense their deeds on their own heads," ...
~ Ezekiel 11:21

Strength of spirit finds debauchery repulsive
  For ⮷
     ⮱ Whose hearts follow
              ⮡  Desire for detestable things
                      ⮡  and their abominations

           I GOD will recompense their
             deeds on their own heads

... get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, ...
~ Ezekiel 18:30-31

Truth honored returns the heights of heaven
I will judge you says the Lord GOD
Every one according to his ways
🡧           🡦
🡢   Repent, and turn     
From all your transgressions
So that iniquity will not be your ruin
Cast away all your transgressions

  🡢 Get a new heart and a new spirit 🡠  

Now the Spirit expressly says that in the latter times some will depart
from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits ... ~ 1st Timothy 4:1-3

Evil's collapse swirls upon the innocent
  In latter times some will depart the faith

       ● Giving heed to deceiving spirits
       ● Doctrines of demons
       ● Speaking lies in hypocrisy
       ● Having their conscience seared
       ● Forbidding to marry
       ● Commanding to abstain from foods  

       🡢 God created us to be thankful 🡠 
       by who believe and know the truth

... do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and
by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple.
~ Romans 16:17-18

Greed undermines decency as it falls flat
  Note those who:           ⮣  avoid them
     🡢 Cause divisions and offenses
     🡢 Contrary to doctrine you learned
        Those do not serve Jesus Christ
             🡣                   ⮡  But their own belly
  By smooth words
  and flattering speech

        Deceive the hearts of the simple

... in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making
melody in your heart to the Lord, ... ~ Ephesians 5:17-21

A hearts deepest song liberates back to God
Do not be unwise
Understand what the will of the
Lord =

            Do not be drunk with wine (delutions)
Be filled with the Spirit
in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
singing and making melody in your heart

  🡢 to the Lord God, giving thanks always 🡠  
submitting to one another in fear of God

... singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in
word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, ... ~ Colossians 3:15-17

In who we are is in what we do
Let the peace of God rule in your hearts
Called in one body to be thankful
The word of Christ dwell in you richly
in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing
  In psalms and hymns and spiritual songs  
singing with grace in your hearts to God
🡤 🡡 🡥
Whatever you do in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving
🡢 thanks to God the Father through Him 🡠

... as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart, with
goodwill doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men, ... ~ Ephesians 6:6-7

The greatest one can do is for others
       ⮣  as bondservants of Christ
  Doing the will of God from the heart
    🡢 With goodwill doing service 🡠
      as to the Lord, and nt to men

                              Nt with eyeservice  
                                 as men - pleasers

... who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness
and reveal the counsels of the hearts. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 4:5

Justice emancipates truth over all falsehoods
Until the Lord comes
Judge nothing before the time
God will bring to light
  The hidden things of darkness and  
Reveal the counsels of the hearts
🡦              🡡              🡧
Each one's praise
Will come from God

Terror has familiarity across all ages of mankind. Expeditions in living
have had diverse battle colors, just now current, and in countless past
spectrums. Love and hate too often has pushed passions past civility.
Hope has been a genuine call to survival. Comfort sought by the elite
has always subjected the meek. Human fish hooks seek freedom
from this monster trolling pole. What sinks the unity of a people is
acceptance of a liars lies. This is why His word has come to us.

Materialism is a test for what truly draws a heart
Take heed to not have heavy hearts of earthly cares
Do not forget God remembers all wicked acts
God knows all hearts in how and what they desire
The love of money pierces a heart of sorrows
Prayer is essential in requesting His forgiveness
Perverse secretive hearts are an abomination
Proud/haughty have no inheritance in God's realm
Hardened hearts hold the disease of arrogance
Repent, cast away, and turn from one's sins
Evils will remain in the times of unfaithful deceit
Watch, corrupt desires will corrupt simple hearts
Do all in thankfulness through the peace of God
God's judgment will praise those in His light

The heart is a light given by God to shine.

  HeartAM11.mp3 (27m 50s)
   HeartAM12.mp3 (27m 34s)

HeartAM13.mp3 (31m 32s)

"Now, therefore," says the LORD, "Turn to Me with all your heart, ..."
~ Joel 2:12-13

Crippled are all those who miss God
               Return says the LORD
         Turn to Me with all your heart
   Rend your heart, not your garments

  The LORD your God is;
                 ● Gracious and merciful
                 ● Slow to anger
                 ● Of great kindness
                 ● Relents from doing harm

... who has a contrite and humble spirit, To revive the spirit of the humble,
And to revive the heart of the contrite ones. ... ~ Isaiah 57:15

Easy to know help is required
🡢 Says the High and Lofty One
Who inhabits eternity
Whose name is Holy:

I dwell With him who has
a contrite and humble spirit
  To revive the spirit of the humble  
And to revive the heart
of the contrite ones

Hearts are called to settle upon goodness








The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart,
And saves such as have a contrite spirit. ~ Psalms 34:18

Repentance is a call back to God's ways
The LORD = near
🡧       🡦
  To those who have a broken heart  

And saves such as have
a contrite spirit

The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
But the Lord tests the hearts. ~ Proverbs 17:3

God looks for noble spirits
The refining pot is for silver
the furnace for gold

  But the LORD tests the hearts  

... who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God
will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; ... ~ Isaiah 35:4

Fear of man is not trust in God
Say to who are fearful-hearted
🡧          🡦

Be strong, do not fear!

  🡢 God will come with vengeance 🡠 
With the recompense of God
He will come and save you

"... these words which I command you today shall be in your heart."
~ Deuteronomy 6:5-6

A place to be is a heart that is free
   You shall love the LORD your God

          🡢 with all your heart
          🡢 with all your soul
          🡢 with all your strength

  These words shall be in your heart  

"... ‘And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your
soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' ...” ~ Mark 12:30

Genuine devotion lights eternity's truths
  You shall love the LORD your God  

          🡢 with all your heart
          🡢 with all your soul
          🡢 with all your mind
          🡢 with all your strength

      This = the first commandment

"... the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him
with all your heart and with all your soul." ~ Deuteronomy 4:29

To find all, peace resides at the bottom
  Seek the LORD your God
       You will find Him if you seek Him  
                        ● with all your heart
                        ● with all your soul

... you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.
~ Jeremiah 29:12-13

God calls to each waiting for the return plea
  Call upon Me
         Go and pray to Me
          ⮡  I will listen to you

     You will seek Me and find Me  
       ⮡  When you search for Me
             🡢 With all your heart

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable
in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. ~ Psalms 19:14

Seeking His truths strengthens a heart
  Let ⮷
     ⮱ the words of my mouth
         the meditation of my heart  

          Be acceptable in Your sight  
          O LORD
                 ● my strength
                 ● my Redeemer

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart, ... ~ Proverbs 3:3

Mercy is a soul's compassion for others
  Let not ⮷
     ⮱ Mercy and truth forsake you
       Bind them around your neck
                        🡧   🡣   🡦
                  Write them on the tablet  
                        of your heart

... but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone
but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart. ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:2-3

His word is a furnace of heart in blazing truth
Christ's epistle written in our hearts
Known and read by all men;
Written nt with ink
🡢 But by the Spirit of the living God  

Not on tablets of stone
but on tablets f the heart

"... I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them," ...
~ Hebrews 10:16-17

Forgiveness is the Grace of His love
The covenant that I make
Says the LORD:

  I will put My laws into their hearts  
🡢 in their minds I will write them

Their sins and their lawless deeds
I will remember no more

... the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and
unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, ...
~ Romans 1:16-19

God's word emancipates each heart that believes
The gospel of Christ = the power of God
To salvation for everyone who believes

🡢 in it the righteousness of God is revealed
"The just shall live by faith"

  The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against  
all ungodliness and unrighteousness
🡢 of men, who suppress the truth
in unrighteousness

God has shown it to them

... For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with
the mouth confession is made unto salvation. ~ Romans 10:6-10

Faith is found in not judging worth in others
The righteousness of faith
Speaks in this way

Do not say in your heart
🡧         🡦
  'Who will
  🡡  ascend into    
'Who will   
    descend into  🡣  
the abyss?'  

∴ Faith in Christ

God is close as we admit His presence
⬐ Righteousness of faith says:       
The word of faith preached is near you
in your mouth and in your heart

If you confess with your mouth
  the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart  

that God has raised Him from the dead
🡢 you will be saved

  With the heart  
One believes unto righteousness

For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.
~ 1st Corinthians 11:31

Honest introspection purges prejudice
     🡢 We would judge ourselves  
     🡢 We would not be judged

... slaves of sin, yet you obeyed from the heart that form
of doctrine to which you were delivered. ~ Romans 6:17

Eyes open see heaven's glory
God be Thanked
🡤    🡡    🡥
Though you were slaves of sin
You obeyed from the heart
     🡥                               🡦
  Doctrine which you were Delivered  

... he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God
keeps him busy with the joy of his heart. ~ Ecclesiastes 5:19-20

Regard for gifts of God declares submission
          🡢 This is the gift of God
        Every man to whom God has
     ● Given riches and wealth
     ● Given him power to eat of it
     ● To receive his heritage   🡦
     ● Rejoice in his labor

     God keeps him busy
  With the joy of his heart
      He will
  🡧   not dwell  
      unduly in
      his life

... "If you believe with all your heart, you may." And he answered and said,
"I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."~ Acts 8:37

To see heaven is to believe in it
You may
🡧            🡦
  If you believe with all your heart  

I believe that Jesus Christ
= the Son of God

"... there is no God in heaven or on earth like You, who keep Your covenant
and mercy with Your servants who walk before You with all their hearts."
~ 2nd Chronicles 6:14

As God gives He expects the same
  LORD God
   in heaven
    on earth   🡦
                        Who keep Your
                    Covenant and mercy
                      With Your servants
                    Who walk before You  
                      With all their hearts

"... Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
~ John 14:27

Harmony vibrates from all the stars above
    Peace I leave with you
🡧    🡦
      Nt as the world gives
       Do I give to you
  Let nt your heart be troubled  
neither let it be afraid

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me."
~ John 14:1

Earth is the womb delivering hope's faith
Believe also in Me
You believe in God
  Let not your heart be troubled  

"Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that
it will be just as it was told me." ~ Acts 27:25

Arms are meant for grasping to catch truth
Take heart    
🡧   🡣   🡦    
  Believe God that it will  
Be just as it was told

But above all these things put on love, which
is the bond of perfection. ~ Colossians 3:14

Shining hope arrives when love is all
Above all these things

🡢 Put on

  Love = the bond of perfection  

To never know God is as to never live.

Awake to God reveals the Greatest in Life
God desires our inward heart over outward masks
God dwells with all humble spirits who mourn
Our revival is where faith conquers all
Fear is short of faith, and in His strong promises
Absolute love for God describes the top of character
God hears all hearts who honestly seek Him
Mercy and truth are the high waters of a heart
God's salvation plan forgives obedient hearts
Call for higher faith in Christ over judging others
Deliverance comes by earnestly following His word
Joyfully busy is God's gift to all genuine hearts
Peace is the greatest rest He gives to all believers
Faith is confidence in the eventual outcome

Heaven holds the heart of God for the faithful.

Opinion and bias guide each sinking or lifting moment in all civilizations,
where inevitably they fail to remember past stumbling's, and revert
to primordial lusts with little respect for decency. Rebellion holds
widespread anger crimes running rampant as the people cry for freedom,
in the blindness of countless liars. Noble actors evaporate in the fog.
The curtain always falls on those who cannot see the stage.
Unfortunately, humanity has the infectious disease of careless
forgetfulness, especially when societies want to set aside
and or blame the tyranny they believe oppresses them.

Crucibles of hate tarnish the edges as we try to climb out of mediocrity.

As God fades from our memories, we have no excuse when we lose
ourselves to the idols of our creation. Without sensibility, unity is only
a dream, and where all seeking quests have ridden for ongoing eons.
People can only find when they come to know. Ignorance has little
foundation, and more often eases into corruption. God gave us the
tools to gain the best outcome, if our choices are wise enough, and our
hearts are lovingly patient enough, to stand for His truths of character;
then our children may well in fact survive to meet another day.

Godless, heartless societies
have no chance of survival.

Darkness is the loneliness of a cold heart.





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