Summary: On the day that we stand and give an account of ourselves, our hearts will reveal whether we were true blue or not.
THE HEART TELLS NO LIES!
9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it ?
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. KJV
9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve." NIV
When we all stand before God on that glorious day, our heart will tell no lies.
out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
So, how do we prepare for that time?
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
The dramatic change, or even call it radical change, in one’s character is the results of a changed heart.
The reason we become new creatures in Christ is because we have traded the old heart for a new one.
On special occasions, we speak words of love and devotion. Some words are honest and true but some are spoken from a Cheating Heart.
Men and women tell of their love for one another and at the same time they have roving eyes and fantasizing minds. I wish I were talking only about the worldlings outside these doors.
The spiritual theme that I wish to set this morning is this; Many people are pledging their love and devotion to God, but after a thurough searching , they would find that it is from a corrupt and a Cheating Heart.
You have heard people say that they want to change, they want to quit;
tobacco products, drinking, infidelity and unfaithfulness.
They say I’ve tried, but I just can’t quit.
They are right. It’s impossible without a heart transplant.
Matt 15:1919 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
II Cor 5:17 means that the heart has been changed.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness;
You do not believe something unless you are living it, and if you are not living it, you don’t believe it.
You cannot fool God.
Be not deceived God is not mocked for whatsoever a man sows that shall he also reap.
You can pretend that you are committed to Christ and think that your secret life of sin is hidden. But your heart will tell on you!
You may be flirting with the world, and unfaithful in your relationship with God. Your heart will tell on you!
If there is not genuine repentance of sin, the day is coming when the contents of your heart will be exposed for the world to see. Your sin will be shouted from the house top.
God is looking for people today with a pure heart, a bride without spot, wrinkle, or blemish; someone that is completely devoted to Him. God doesn’t need your lip service if He doesn’t have your whole heart.
1. The cheating heart is always coupled with hypocrisy.
It claims to love only one, but its also flirting with others.
People claim faithfulness to their spouses and at the same time are flirting with others.
People claim faithfulness to God and at the same time are flirting with world, with sin.
2.A cheating heart is one that is divided because of unfaithfulness.
Matt 12:25 says, A divided house can not stand.
Neither can a divided love, allegiance, or heart.
What communion or intimacy can light have with darkness?
The heart can’t have both and be pure.
ILL. David followed after God with all his heart but Solomon, his son didn’t.
Listen how impressive Solomon’s prayer is.
2 Chron 1:10-12
10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?
11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour , nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:
12 Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour , such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like.
Even God was impressed with his prayer, but later on down the road we see him turn his heart to idolatry. Somewhere he developed a cheating heart.