So many times through the years I have heard “follow your heart” or ”do what your heart tells you”. How many of you know what God says about the heart of a man or a woman? In this day and time everything is so sweet and mushy and everybody can just follow their heart. Well God’s view of man’s heart is all together different than that and if you want to walk with God you have to know the truth about the heart.

So many times through the years I have heard “follow your heart” or ”do what your heart tells you”. How many of you know what God says about the heart of a man or a woman? In this day and time everything is so sweet and mushy and everybody can just follow their heart. Well God’s view of man’s heart is all together different than that and if you want to walk with God you have to know the truth about the heart.
When the Bible talks about the heart of a man and isn’t talking about the physical heart then it is talking about the innermost part of the mind it is where the issues of life come from. Proverbs 4:23.
Let’s get this straight right off the bat you train your heart. The heart isn’t something that is just there like a nose or an ear it is built by what YOU have put into your mind and what you have heard enough of to consider to be the truth and then as you hold it in your mind and ponder it until it sinks into the inner most part of your mind and then you bring those assumed truths out to live by them. What happens when you put the wrong stuff in; when you hold for truth, lies? You live a life that is below par because only with the truth of God’s Word the Bible can you live to your full potential and be more than a conqueror. Romans 8:37.
The point is that you choose. God is a God of free will. He will not over step your freedom of will. If that were the case then it would be possession and only the devil possesses people. Oh, I know that some of you will want to argue with me about that because over the past fifty years the leadership in the Christian Church has taught people to be “channels for God” and to “let the spirit have his way with you”. These are lies from the pit of hell! You can’t show me that anywhere in the Bible. This is a good example of putting lies in your heart and trying to live those lies. You will be defeated your whole life.
It is time that you think about what you are putting in your mind. This means what you look at TV, newspapers, magazines, music. 99% of these are contrary to the word of God. They will teach you lies. The best thing that you can do is to stop looking at all that stuff and for once in your life study the Bible. Not what people say about the Bible but the Bible itself. Learn how to study the Bible and don’t be duped by all of these new versions of the Bible that people have been coming out with over the last 40-50 years. For the most part they are wrong because the translators are using them to promote their ideas and not God’s. A King James Bible or a Revise Standard are good selections.
Here are some verses (both good and bad) for you to consider regarding the heart.
Genesis 6:5&6
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Genesis 8: 21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man’s sake; for the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
Deuteronomy 4:29-31
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
Deuteronomy 5: 29 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
Deuteronomy 6:4-11
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;
Deuteronomy 30:17&18
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
Psalm 7: 10 My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.
Psalm 12: 2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
Psalm 14:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 15:1&2
15:1 A Psalm of David. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart.
Psalm 19: 14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalm 31: 24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
Psalm 37: 4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:30&31
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.
Psalm 40:20&21
20 If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;
21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Pslam 55: 21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.
Pslam 62:6-10
6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.
7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity.
10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them.
Psalm 78: 18 And they tempted God in their heart by asking meat for their lust.
Psalm 95:8&9
8 Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
9 When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.
Psalm 112: 7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.
Psalm 119: 11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
Matthew 13: 15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Matthew 13: 19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.
Matthew 15: 8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
Matthew 15:17-20
17 Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?
18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.
Matthew 22:35-38
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mark 11: 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Mark 12:28-31
28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
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.
Romans 10:9&10
9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
These are just a few of the over seven hundred verses that deal with the heart of man.
In all those verses God never once says just to follow your heart without knowing what you have in there. We are to study God’s Word and let that word of life settle into the inner most depths of our believing.
Don’t just “follow your heart” train it to follow God and His Word. Then and only then will you have a life that is more than abundant.