top of page
  • billcohen33

This Is All He Wants

In a world that often measures success by outward displays or material possessions, it's easy to lose sight of what truly matters to the Divine. But in the Kingdom of Heaven, the condition of our hearts holds the utmost significance.

 

Let us turn to the Word of God to uncover the depth of this truth.

 

Proverbs 23:26: "My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways."

 

In this verse, the wisdom of Proverbs reminds us of the Father's desire for our hearts. He doesn't demand our wealth or accomplishments; He desires our hearts. God wants us to willingly surrender our hearts to Him, allowing His ways to shape our lives.

 

Matthew 22:37: "Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

 

Here, Jesus affirms the greatest commandment: to love God with all our hearts, souls, and minds. Notice that He starts with the heart. It's not about mere compliance with rules or rituals; but a deep, heartfelt love for God that transcends superficiality.


1 Samuel 16:7b: "for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart."

 

The prophet Samuel learned this truth when anointing David as king. Despite David's youth and humble appearance, God saw his heart – a heart after God's own. This verse reminds us that God's perspective differs from ours. He doesn't judge us by our outward status or achievements but by the condition of our hearts.

 

Psalm 51:10: "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."

 

This heartfelt prayer of King David reflects a deep desire for inner transformation. David understood that true worship and obedience flow from a pure heart. He recognized his need for God to cleanse and renew his heart, acknowledging that a right spirit before God is paramount.

 

Mark 12:33: "And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."

 

In this passage, Jesus emphasizes the supremacy of love – love for God and love for others. He highlights that genuine love, rooted in the heart, surpasses religious rituals or outward displays of piety. It is the sincerity of our love that pleases God.

 

As we reflect on these scriptures, let us examine our hearts before the Lord. Are our hearts fully surrendered to Him? Are they filled with love for God and for our neighbors? Let us not be content with outward expressions of faith but seek to cultivate hearts wholly devoted to God.

 

Remember, all God wants is our hearts. May we offer them to Him willingly, knowing that in doing so, we find true fulfillment and joy in His presence.

 

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

 

God has placed us in unique places throughout this world. This blog is about sharing His Word; please share it with those you believe would be blessed by hearing it. Bless you! If you want to receive the weekly blog, email us at bill@reasoningwithgod.com. If you want to read past blogs, go to https://www.reasoningwithgod.com/blog

6 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

God's Only Law Chapter 10

Our Journey to Him This book describes the journey God has created for us and why this journey is necessary. This journey leads some onto the path of His love, taking our disbelief to belief, then fai

God's Only Law Chapter 9

Our Evil Ways So, what are our evil ways? And how do we turn away from them? Let us compare this life to a great war to better understand evil. The goal of God’s side has always been to bring the trut

God's Only Law Chapter 8

Jesus Then and Now What does God tell us about Jesus’s two appearances? One of the most critical themes in the Old Testament points to Jesus’s first appearance. He came that first time, as the lamb of

Comentarios


bottom of page