Give Me your heart

(Arthur W. Pink)

"Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart." (1 Samuel 16:7)

"My son, give Me your heart." (Proverbs 23:26)

A "willing" heart (Exodus 35:5)—which acts spontaneously and gladly, not out of necessity.

A "perfect" heart (1 Chronicles 29:9)—sincere, genuine, upright.

A "tender" heart (2 Chronicles 34:27)—yielding and pliable, the opposite of hard and stubborn.

A "broken" heart (Psalm 34:18)—sorrowing over all failure and sin.

A "united" heart (Psalm 86:11)—all the affections centered on God.

An "enlarged" heart (Psalm 119:32)—delighting in every part of Scripture, and loving all God's people.

A "sound" heart (Proverbs 14:30)—right in both doctrine and practice.

A "merry" heart (Proverbs 15:15)—rejoicing in the Lord always.

A "pure" heart (Matthew 5:8)—hating all evil.

An "honest and good heart" (Luke 8:15)—free from deceit and hypocrisy, willing to be searched through and through by the Word.

A "single" heart (Ephesians 6:5)—desiring only God's glory.

A "true" heart (Hebrews 10:22)—genuine in all its dealings with God.

"Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do." (Proverbs 4:23)