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The Inner Intentions of the Heart

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This focus of God on the inner intentions of the heart is clearly reflected throughout Scripture.  As St Paul points out (2 Corinthians 5:12), it is what is in the heart that is important, and not the outward appearances.  This is so different from our cultural fixation with the things that make people ‘great’ or ‘special’. 

Luke 6:45, “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”

Luke 16:15, “And Jesus said to the Pharisees, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

John 7:37, “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’”

Romans 10:10, “For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.”

Matthew 15:18-19, “But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.”

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Written by sameo416

July 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

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