From the Heart

Most Christians instinctively know that Jesus lives in their heart, and the Bible confirms this.

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ...
- Ephesians 3:17 (KJV)

The heart can be described as "the central or innermost part of something".

There are many references to "heart" in daily life.

  • A heart of gold
  • Breaks my heart
  • Heart to heart
  • Follow your heart
  • Have a change of heart
  • I know in my heart
  • Take something to heart
  • I didn't have the heart to ...
  • With a heavy heart
  • With all my heart

No surprise then that the Bible is also filled with many references to the heart.

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
- Mark 12:30 (KJV)

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
- Ezekiel 36:26-27 (KJV)

Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
- Psalms 37:4 (KJV)

The heart is not just a "blood pump".

The heart is where God lives.

Where love is.