Summary: DOES MY HEART PLEASE GOD?
DOES MY HEART PLEASE GOD?
Psalms 78:72 So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
A HEART THAT PLEASES GOD MUST!
I. Be Saved
Romans 10:9-10 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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
II. Be Still
Psalms 4:3-4 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.
4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
III. Be Searched
Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
IV. Be Surrendered
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Romans 6:13-16 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
15 What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid.
16 Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?
V. Be Seeking
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
13 And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
25 I applied mine heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly, even of foolishness and madness:
VI. Be Stirred
4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass; so that I forget to eat my bread.
21 And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and every one whom his spirit made willing, and they brought the LORD’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments.
VII. Be Steadfast.
A. In my walk with God;