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The Heart & The Bible

Mar 22 2016 The Heart & The Bible

Valentine’s Day can mean a lot of things from candy to gifts to cards to special dinners with those we love.  Or perhaps you think of the heart-shaped outline and the figure of the winged cupid that adorn shop windows and fill your Facebook feed.  When I think of Valentine’s Day, I always think of the HEART!  

The heart is a key focus in the Bible.  When we find the term used in the Word, it is not referring to the human heart, which

  • Is a powerful muscle
  • Pumps blood
  • Pumps 2 – 2.5 ounces of blood with each contraction
  • Beats 70 times per minute on average
  • Will beat 2.5 billion times and pump 165 million quarts of blood over 70 years
  • Weighs half a pound
  • Is the size of a clinched fist
When the Bible uses the word heart,
it is referring to the seat of the mind,
will (decisions) and emotion.  

Jeremiah 17:9 tells us that, “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.”

In Matthew 15:18-20, Jesus mentions some of the things that come out of the heart, namely “evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying and slander.”

The Bible tells us we need a NEW HEART (Ezekiel 18:31) and Jesus tells us we need to be BORN AGAIN (John 3:3).

When Jesus enters your life, He gives you a new heart.  He literally comes in and set up residence in your life.  He begins to change you from the inside out.

Is Jesus living in your life?  If not or you are not sure, we encourage you to take a moment and pray a simple prayer……

“Jesus, come into my life, clean me up,
give me a new heart and help me become
a new man/woman.”
This takes Valentine’s Day to a whole new level.
You go from candy and cards to JESUS and a NEW HEART!