It's a Matter of the Heart

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It's a Matter of the Heart

Post  fennywest on Fri 20 Jul 2012, 11:00 am

Itís a Matter of the Heart
In everything that we do.
Cain gave an offering of thanks,
But Abel gave that of blood.
Cainís offering was rejected,
But Abelís was accepted.

Itís a matter of the heart.
Man looketh on the outside,
But God looketh on the heart.
So first clean inside the cup,
To make good what is outside.

Worship must come from the heart;
'In spirit and in truth'.
Giving must come from the heart,
Not just to clear your conscience.
Service must come from the heart,
Not depending on eye service.
Surrender must come from the heart,
Everything, not just some parts.
New Birth must come from the heart:
Acknowledging Jesus as Lord of ALL,
Not Just a part.
"Unless Jesus is Lord of ALL,
He is not Lord at all."

So Repentance must come from the heart;
Not just penance that gives licence to sin some more.
Change must start from the heart;
A turn that is one hundred and eighty degrees.
Charity must come from the heart;
Not a deceptive show of piety to the world .
Compassion must come from the heart;
Not with a hidden agenda.
Faith must come from the heart;
Not partly depending on works.
Love must come from the heart;
Not for what you can get.
Offering must come from the heart;
with willingness and cheerfulness.

Friend, It's a Matter of the HEART!
Right from the start.



7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the LORD does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart."
1Sam16:7

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2Cor3:17-18

3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.
Prov15:3

23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
24 Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel!
25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.
26 Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like whitewashed tombs which indeed appear beautiful outwardly, but inside are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
28 Even so you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.
29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
30 and say, 'If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
31 "Therefore you are witnesses against yourselves that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
Matt23:23-31

3 And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the LORD.
4 Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the LORD respected Abel and his offering,
5 but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.
Gen4:3-5






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