Sunday, July 18, 2021

When GOD searched man's HEART

 


Matthew 9:4

King James Version

4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, 

Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?


The LORD searched man's heart:

Jeremiah 17:10

King James Version

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.


And what do you think He found?

Jeremiah 17:9

King James Version

9 The heart is deceitful above all things, 

and desperately wicked: 

who can know it?


Matthew 15:18-20

King James Version

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.


Genesis 6:5-6

King James Version

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.


Man is hard-hearted.

We all continue to sin.

We're all equipped with short memories.

We forget the commandments of God.

We don't think of the consequences.

We follow the ways of the world.

Psalm 53:1-4

King James Version

53 The fool hath said in his heart, 

There is no God. 

Corrupt are they, 

and have done abominable iniquity: 

there is none that doeth good.

2 God looked down from heaven upon the children of men, 

to see if there were any that did understand, 

that did seek God.

3 Every one of them is gone back: 

they are altogether become filthy; 

there is none that doeth good, 

no, 

not one.

4 Have the workers of iniquity no knowledge? 

who eat up my people as they eat bread: 

they have not called upon God.


Proverbs 1:24-25

King James Version

24 Because I have called, 

and ye refused; 

I have stretched out my hand, 

and no man regarded;

25 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, 

and would none of my reproof:


Jeremiah 7:23-24

King James Version

23 But this thing commanded I them, 

saying, 

Obey my voice, 

and I will be your God, 

and ye shall be my people: 

and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, 

that it may be well unto you.

24 But they hearkened not, 

nor inclined their ear, 

but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, 

and went backward, 

and not forward.


Hosea 4:6-7

King James Version

6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: 

because thou hast rejected knowledge

I will also reject thee, 

that thou shalt be no priest to me: 

seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God

I will also forget thy children.

7 As they were increased, 

so they sinned against me

therefore will I change their glory into shame.


Amos 4:1-2

King James Version

4 Hear this word, 

ye kine of Bashan, 

that are in the mountain of Samaria, 

which oppress the poor, 

which crush the needy, 

which say to their masters, 

Bring, 

and let us drink.

2 The Lord God hath sworn by his holiness, 

that, lo, 

the days shall come upon you, 

that he will take you away with hooks, 

and your posterity with fishhooks.


Mark 8:31-33

King James Version

31 And he began to teach them, 

that the Son of man must suffer many things, 

and be rejected of the elders, 

and of the chief priests, 

and scribes, 

and be killed

and after three days rise again.

32 And he spake that saying openly. 

And Peter took him, 

and began to rebuke him.

33 But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, 

he rebuked Peter, 

saying, 

Get thee behind me, 

Satan: 

for thou savourest not the things that be of God, 

but the things that be of men.


John 8:42-47

King James Version

42 Jesus said unto them, 

If God were your Father, 

ye would love me: 

for I proceeded forth and came from God; 

neither came I of myself, 

but he sent me.

43 Why do ye not understand my speech? 

even because ye cannot hear my word.

44 Ye are of your father the devil, 

and the lusts of your father ye will do. 

He was a murderer from the beginning, 

and abode not in the truth, 

because there is no truth in him. 

When he speaketh a lie, 

he speaketh of his own: 

for he is a liar, 

and the father of it.

45 And because I tell you the truth, 

ye believe me not.

46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? 

And if I say the truth, 

why do ye not believe me?

47 He that is of God heareth God's words: 

ye therefore hear them not, 

because ye are not of God.


Romans 1:21-32

King James Version

21 Because that, 

when they knew God, 

they glorified him not as God, 

neither were thankful; 

but became vain in their imaginations, 

and their foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, 

they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, 

and to birds, 

and fourfooted beasts

and creeping things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, 

to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, 

and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator

who is blessed for ever. 

Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections

for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, 

leaving the natural use of the woman, 

burned in their lust one toward another; 

men with men working that which is unseemly, 

and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, 

God gave them over to a reprobate mind

to do those things which are not convenient;

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, 

fornication, 

wickedness, 

covetousness, 

maliciousness; 

full of envy, 

murder, 

debate, 

deceit, 

malignity; 

whisperers,

30 Backbiters, 

haters of God, 

despiteful, 

proud, 

boasters, 

inventors of evil things, 

disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, 

covenantbreakers, 

without natural affection, 

implacable, 

unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, 

that they which commit such things are worthy of death, 

not only do the same, 

but have pleasure in them that do them.


James 4:4

King James Version

4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, 

know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? 

whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.


Only through GOD's GRACE, are we not consumed.

Lamentations 3:22-23

King James Version

22 It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, 

because his compassions fail not.

23 They are new every morning: 

great is thy faithfulness.


Sin must stop.

We can't keep testing God's patience.

It's really time to get right with God, now.

We don't have the luxury of time.


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