Author: Harlan Sorrell
23: Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
21: For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22: Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
7: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he …
9: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
10: Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
23: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
24: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
11: Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to fear thy name.
12: Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
13: And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
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.
8: Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
1: Truly God is good to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart.
1 Kings 8:
61: Let your heart therefore be perfect with the LORD our God, to walk in his statutes, and to keep his commandments, as at this day.
30: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31: And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
1 Timothy 1:
5: Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6: From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
12: Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.
14: The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
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.
30: The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31: The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
11: Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. …
32: I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33: Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34: Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35: Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36: Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness. …
80: Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed. …
111: Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112: I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
113: I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
1 Peter 1:
22: 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:
23: Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 Peter 3:
3: Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
4: 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.
2 Timothy 2:
22: Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
1: If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
2: Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.
19: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
34: And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
35: For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.
36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
“Watch and pray; the tempter may be near us;
Keep the heart with jealous care,
Lest the door a moment left unguarded,
Evil thoughts may enter there.”
— Fanny J. Crosby