The Human Heart

Pic quote Jeremiah 17 v 9

The Lord is showing me verses about the human heart today.  He is most likely doing that because I don’t feel like writing today and I am feeling pretty angry about many things, but I give my heart to God because our hearts play tricks on us.  Our hearts are fickle aren’t they?  Our hearts deceive us and we need to constantly give our hearts to God to keep our hearts healthy.  I am talking about our spiritual hearts and the Bible has a lot to say about that.  So, today, the Lord wants me to share some Scriptures about the heart.

The number one thing you need to remember about your heart is that it lies to you.

“The heart is deceitful above

all things

and beyond cure.

Who can understand it?

Jeremiah 17:9

God does not look at our outward appearance.  He looks at our hearts:

“I the Lord search the


and examine the mind,

to reward a man according

to his conduct,

according to what his

deeds deserve.”

Jeremiah 17:10

“…The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.  Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

1 Samuel 16:7

Jesus said you will find your heart in what you treasure:

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:19-21

In Proverbs, Solomon told us to trust in the Lord with all of our hearts:

“Trust in the Lord with all

your heart

and lean not on your own


in all your ways

acknowledge him,

and he will make your

paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

Solomon also encouraged us to guard our hearts because it holds our very life:

“Above all else, guard your


for it is the wellspring of


Proverbs 4:23

Jesus told us that our mouth will speak out of what is stored up in our hearts:

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart.  For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

Luke 6:45

Our hearts also reflect who we are:

“As water reflects a face,

so a man’s heart reflects

the man.”

Proverbs 27:19

Solomon’s father King David prayed a beautiful prayer that is crucial to a healthy heart that pleases God:

“Create in me a pure heart,

O God,

and renew a steadfast

spirit within me.”

Psalm 51:10

In Psalm 37:4, David teaches us a very important promise regarding the heart:

“Delight yourself in the


and he will give you the

desires of your heart.”

Psalm 37:4

It is also important to pray this prayer from David, so that the desires of our hearts are pleasing to God:

“May the words of my

mouth and the

meditation of my heart

be pleasing in your sight,

O Lord, my Rock and my


Psalm 19:14

Solomon also encourages us to write two very specific righteous qualities on our hearts that come with a strong promise that we should all desire:

“Let love and faithfulness

never leave you;

bind them around your


write them on the tablet

of your heart.

Then you will win favor and

a good name

in the sight of God and


Proverbs 3:3-4

David teaches us to number our days righteously, so that our hearts will be wise:

“Teach us to number our

days aright,

that we may gain a heart

of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12

Jesus told us to not let our hearts be troubled because He has given us His peace:

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27

Jesus also gave us a powerful promise regarding our hearts:

“Blessed are the pure in


for they will see God.”

Matthew 5:8

The Apostle Paul gives us very practical ways to guard our hearts in Jesus:

“Rejoice in the Lord always.  I will say it again: Rejoice!  Let your gentleness be evident to all.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:4-7

Out of our hearts we praise the Lord and tell the world about Him!

“I will praise you, O Lord,

with all my heart;

I will tell of all your


Psalm 9:1

The Lord made a bold promise to Jeremiah that we should all remember:

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:13

David said we are blessed when we seek the Lord in that way:

“Blessed are they who keep

his statutes

and seek him with all their


Psalm 119:2

Jesus told us clearly how we should love God with our hearts:

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”

Matthew 22:37-39

Remember, our hearts are deceitful, so give your hearts to God!  Pray these Scriptures over your heart and be blessed in the power of the Holy Spirit!  Amen!

“Be strong and take heart,

all you who hope in the


Psalm 31:24

May our hearts be strengthened and encouraged in the love, grace, mercy, peace, and forgiveness of Jesus Christ!

Grace and peace to you all!



Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2023 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

27 thoughts on “The Human Heart”

  1. These were helpful scriptures for me to read., Ryan. Thank you for sharing all of them . I am praying that once you opened your Bible and your eyes fell on those scriptures and psalms, the anger you were feelng found its way out of your heart. You are faithful as always, Ryan, to turn to God, and do His work even when you weren’t up to writing. I pray you are feeing Jesus’ presence this very moment, and you feel peace in your heart once again


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  2. I’m praying for you, brother. I hope you’re feeling better now. You quoted a lot of scripture that was pretty awesome and I can’t imagine it didn’t lift your spirits while you were doing it! God bless.

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  3. Thank you Ryan I needed that, especially after posting my Testimony part three. May God greatly bless you in Jesus name! i now feel a little better.

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