Today’s reading is Isaiah 32:1-20.
In the first eight verses of this book, the prophet Isaiah speaks to the coming Messiah, and the impact He will have on the people.
Verse 4 says “Also the HEART of the rash will understand knowledge, And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.”
Verse 6 “For the foolish person will speak foolishness, And his HEART will work iniquity.”
The HEART is the center of the body. The HEART is the organ that controls our mood, our mental state, and overall health.
The HEART is the center of our spiritual health as well. The Bible consistently speaks of “changing the HEART” of people.
“Above all else, guard your HEART, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
“As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the HEART.” Proverbs 27:19
The HEART is also where the Bible speaks of where we are corrupted or impacted negatively by the world around us.
“The HEART is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? I the Lord search the HEART and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” Jeremiah 17:9-10
As Christians, I hope we “guard our HEARTS,” to love like Jesus and have compassion for those around us. Our “HEART” controls our spiritual and physical health and determines our daily walk living out our faith.
“Create in me a pure HEART, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10
For the HEART we show to the world each and every day, demonstrates the commands Jesus gave to all of us, which is to “love thy neighbor” and serve others.
“For where your treasure is, there your HEART will be also.” Matthew 6:21
My prayer today is that we have eyes to see what the Lord wants us to see, the ears to hear and recognize what the Lord wants us to hear, and the HEART to be compassionate and loving to those around us.