Is Your Heart in Sync With Jesus’ Heart?

As in water face reflects face, so a man’s heart reveals the man. Proverbs 27:19 NKJV.

Heart, leb, Strong’s #3820: In the OT is spoken of as, intellect, awareness, mind, inner person, inner feelings, deepest thoughts, inner self. In keeping with Hebrew tradition which defines the whole man the following is given. The heart encompasses both the physical organ (2 Kings 9:24) and a person’s inner yearnings (Ps. 37:4).

There are many Hebrew idioms which are built with Leb (lehv). Wisdom and understanding reside in the heart (1 Kings 3:12; Prov. 16:23).It is almost a synonym for “mind” (2 Chr. 9:23) or “sense” (Prov. 11:12) or “perceptive nature” (2 Kings 5:26). It can be deceived (Isa. 44:20). The heart is the seat of the will (Num.16:28; Jud. 9:3; 2 Chr.12:14).

To refuse to make the proper decision is to harden the heart (Ex. 10:1; Josh. 11:20). Jeremiah 17:9 says, the heart is deceitful ( fraudulent, crooked, polluted; a liar in wait) above all things, and desperately wicked ( a sense of violent internal disturbance may be conveyed, as if to say that a man is wicked because of unresolved inner turmoil): who can know it? Verse 10 shows that our Lord is still able to sort out and analyze what lies with the heart.

Deuteronomy 6:5, (the Shema, meaning to listen with the sense of obeying) is to the Jewish people the most important text in Deuteronomy. Jesus placed great emphasis on this sentence. In Mark 12:29,30.

The NT uses kardia #2588:”to quiver” or to “palpitate.” I once saw an experiment in a lab where two physical hearts were laid side by side and a small wires were attached to each heart. A small current was applied to both hearts, they both began beating, palpating back and forth independent of each other when suddenly one heart touched the other and both began beating in sync with each other.

Are you in sync with Jesus’ heart today?  tumblr_mkv7928Lty1s9rnz8o1_500



4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Delight in Truth
    Sep 10, 2013 @ 22:18:12

    We used the word ‘kardia’ in medicine, that is where we derive the ‘cardia’ for cardiology…

    The verse from Jeremiah 17:9 is one of the most compelling verses with respect to who corrupt human nature is. That is why I think society will become more depraved as we get closer to the coming of our Lord.


    • Mannyr
      Sep 10, 2013 @ 23:32:28

      I agree, it seems more and more people who think they are Christians are just walking in delusion. One cannot walk with Satan and walk with Jesus. Our minds are sadly in need of help which is readily available from the Word and the Holy Spirit. Situation ethics is not the order of the day, especially where choosing to not obey our Lord leads to a hardened heart. Not good, we are seeing as you say. more and more.


      • Chris
        Sep 11, 2013 @ 01:28:35

        I agree with both of you guys. Things are going to get worse.

        I’m listening to our president, the one who shouldn’t be considered an American citizen, talk about the Syrian situation.

        It says something about the hearts of the people in this nation that they elected a man whom many consider a communist or socialist.

        I knew the Shema, but not its definition.

        Thanks for another instructive Hebrew word study, Manny.

        God’s blessings…


  2. Mannyr
    Sep 11, 2013 @ 17:38:16

    Thank you for stopping and commenting Chris.


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