The Heart That Pleases God


"I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after my own heart, who will do all my will." "... and the Lord has appointed him as ruler over His people..." (Acts 13:22, 1 Sam 13:14).

"Listen my son and be wise, and direct your heart in the way" (Prov. 23:19).

My heart is MY responsibility.

  1. God looks for PURE HEARTS.
    "Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature ... for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (1 Sam 16:7).

    "The eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His" (2 Chr. 16:9).

    Impure motives stops GOD'S BLESSING.
    "...it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom" (Luke 12:32).

    "And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrong" (James 4:3).

  2. My heart can be purified by RIGHT ACTIONS.
    "When people do what is right, it shows that they are righteous, even as Christ is righteous" (1 John 3:7).

    "The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices" (Prov. 21:3).

    "How can you show me your faith if you don't have good deeds? I will show you my faith by my good deeds" (James 2:18).

    "If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them" (John 13:17).

    The test: When ACTION is requested ... how will you respond?

    A PURE HEART will correct your actions, & CORRECTED ACTIONS can purify your heart.
    "The just will live by faith" (Ro. 1:17).