God’s Heart

Gods-Word-is-love-never-fails-400x272We may not think of God having a heart like we do, but the Bible tells us He does.  Just as we feel things deeply in our heart, so does God.  After the creation we see that His heart was troubled with regret.

“The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.  The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled.” (Gen. 6: 5-6).  Then after the flood He expressed from His heart that He would never again destroy all living creatures. (Gen. 8:21-22).

God knows what is in our hearts.  He is capable of changing our hearts.  He hardened Pharaoh’s heart after each miraculous plague upon Egypt.  He evaluated the heart of each king of Israel, noting that king David obeyed and followed God with his whole heart. (1 Kings 15:3).  God tested Hezekiah to know all that was in his heart. (2 Chron. 32:31).  He saw that Abrams heart was faithful (Neh. 9:8).

The Lord God keeps His people close to His heart. (Ps. 148:14; Isa. 40:11).  Yeshua also demonstrates God’s heart of love, compassion and pity.  “Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with Him.  As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.  And a large crowd from the town was with her.  When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, ‘Don’t cry.’  Then he went up and touched the bier they were carrying him on, and the bearers stood still.  He said, ‘Young man, I say to you, get up!’  The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.” (Luke 7: 11-15).

Your heart is open before the Lord.  “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.  Each tree is recognized by its own fruit.  People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers.  A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Luke 6:43-45).

Believer, child of God, when you quiet your mind and draw near to God, you can pour out your heart of love to the Lord Almighty Yeshua Messiah, through the indwelling Holy Spirit.  He is your life, your destiny and your deepest longing and desire.  “Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise Him.  Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to Him on the ten-stringed lyre.  Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  For the Word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.  The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of His unfailing love.  By the Word of the Lord the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the Lord; let all the people of the world revere Him.  For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.  The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.  But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for His inheritance.  From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind;  from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.  No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.  A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save.  But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.  We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.  In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name.  May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” (Ps. 33).

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