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Summary: To prove that GOD looks in the heart and knows our heart that it's evil before Him, but He chose to reside in it.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Is your heart right before GOD?

Yes. because of JESUS

John 16:10 (Amplified Bible)

About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God), because I go to My Father, and you will see Me no longer;

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To prove that GOD looks in the heart and knows our heart that it's evil before Him, but He chose to reside in it.

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 23:7 (Amplified Bible)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost].

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship, glorify, adore, bless, honor, acknowledge and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are greater than my heart and You will teach my heart to follow after You.

VI. TITLE:

As a man thinks in his heart so is he

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Author: Solomon

B. Chief Purpose: to give moral instruction

C. Key text: Proverbs 1:4 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

These proverbs will give insight to the simple, knowledge and discernment to the young.

D. Key thought: fear of the LORD

VIII. MAIN BODY:

Proverbs 23:7 (Amplified Bible)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost].

Proverbs 23:7 (New King James Version)

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. "Eat and drink!" he says to you, But his heart is not with you.

A. A man thinks in his heart so is he.

"For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."

We have been given by GOD a very powerful mind, now that we are born again, GOD made it more powerful.

1 Corinthians 2:16 (Amplified Bible)

For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.

Romans 12:2 (Amplified Bible)

Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].

Our transformed life comes from our renewed mind. It's very important that we read, meditate, memorize, sing the WORDS OF GOD in our hearts for it to be part of our everyday life. We live the WORD OF GOD daily in our lives. Let GOD'S WORDS mold and renew our whole way of thinking and our life will be transformed obeying and following a renewed mind. That's why an unbelievers can't live transformed lives, yes they will boast of it, but it's not real, it's fake, it's hypocrisy.

Proverbs 19:22 (Amplified Bible)

That which is desired in a man is loyalty and kindness [and his glory and delight are his giving], but a poor man is better than a liar.

We desire loyalty and kindness in a man's heart or in a man's attitude towards us, not the things that he can give us. We go for the "invisible" qualities that money can't afford such as loyalty and kindess (heaven's currencies) and while we're here on earth, we gather much of these two currencies, so when we get to heaven, we are richer. We become loyal to people who can't be loyal to us, we become kind to people who are cruel to us. We gain riches here on earth that goes ahead of us in heaven. We attain "spiritual Zion" while here on earth.


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