The Forgotten Quality

This is the quality of heart! John Madden said he figured out why he doesn’t play golf well! He doesn’t care! It bothers him so much when he plays, that he figured out how not to be bothered! Just don’t care! One way that many of us deal with the pressures and challenges of life are to adopt this mentality. We decide that we just won’t care! We lose heart! We become heartless! The effort to restore heart throughout the scriptures is an important one. You might say that time and time again we find that people in the scriptures forget about their heart. It becomes the forgotten quality. This study can help each of us restore it to its rightful place. Proverbs 27:19 “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.”

David…A Man After God’s Heart

Acts 13:22
“After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ 
I Samuel 16:7
“The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 4:23
“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.”  
Proverbs 28:14
“Blessed is the man who always fears the LORD, but he who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

A Resistant Heart

Proverbs 5:12
You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!”
Proverbs 12:1
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.
Proverbs 9:7
Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.
Proverbs 9:9
Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.

A Pure Heart

Proverbs 6:25
“Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes,  
Proverbs 17:20
“A man of perverse heart does not prosper; he whose tongue is deceitful falls into trouble.”
Psalms 51:10
Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”

The Proud Heart

Proverbs 16:5
The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 18:12
Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
Psalm 101:5
Whoever slanders their neighbor in secret, I will put to silence; whoever has haughty eyes and a proud heart, I will not tolerate…
Proverbs 15:25
The Lord tears down the house of the proud…  
Proverbs 21:4
Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.
Proverbs 3:5-7
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight…Do not be wise in your own eyes.

The Hidden Heart (Unknown Heart)

Proverbs 20:5
The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
Proverbs 20:9
Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
Proverbs 26:23(NLT)
Smooth words may hide a wicked heart, just as a pretty glaze covers a clay pot.
Proverbs 26:24
A malicious man disguises himself with his lips, but in his heart he harbors deceit.
Proverbs 26:25
Though his speech is charming, do not believe him, for seven abominations fill his heart.

A Learner’s Heart

Proverbs 5:12
“You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!”
Proverbs 10:8
“The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.”
Proverbs 22:17
Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
Proverbs 23:12
Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.
Proverbs 23:19
Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.
Proverbs 23:26
My son, give me your heart and let your eyes keep to my ways,
Proverbs 24:32
I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw:
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