All posts tagged in Heart

  • October 18, 2021By JB Shreve

    The nature of the human will is an intriguing dynamic in scripture. It was the free will of man that allowed Adam to choose obedience to God or rebellion and sin. Our free will is part of the risky proposition God implanted in His design of creation. When and if man partnered his own will

  • October 11, 2021By JB Shreve

    In Psalm 51:10, the Psalmist cries out to God, Create in me a clean heart, Oh God! This is a prayer that resonates with those who seek to walk with God and remove the stain of our weaknesses and failures from that journey. The reality of such a prayer grows even more as we realize

  • October 4, 2021By JB Shreve

    A religious mindset perceives prayer as a conspicuously unique activity separated from the rest of life. We close our eyes. We bow our heads. We fold our hands. We kneel. It is an activity rich in ritual. That was not the model that Jesus demonstrated for us throughout the Gospels. Several times we read that

  • October 1, 2021By JB Shreve

    In this podcast devotional, JB and Casie Shreve continue the look at the heart that we have been focusing on here at the website. The heart is complex, it is deep, it is unique to each of us, and it is central to our personal walk with God. As human beings, life teaches us to

  • September 29, 2021By JB Shreve

    In recent posts in this series on the heart, I have noted how God places the heart as a central piece of the human experience. It is where He comes to meet with us, the Holy Place of our inner being. It is within the heart that the quality of our life is defined. But

  • September 28, 2021By JB Shreve

    In the last post in this series on the heart, we touched briefly on this verse that describes how God’s Word recognizes the centrality of the human heart in the human experience. Because the heart is central, the Word calls us to “guard your heart.” Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do

  • September 27, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is mentioned over 770 times in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The human heart is of critical importance in the design and speaking of God. The heart is the seat of man’s conscious being. It is at the center of who we are and who we will ever be.

  • September 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    Scripture describes people who understand everything about the times they live in except the reality of what God is doing as people with dull hearts. One day we will each stand before God and give account for our lives (Romans 14:12). The Creator of heaven and earth, Lord of hosts, will examine our time on

  • August 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is found 30 times in the book of Exodus. Nineteen of these uses (63%) relate specifically to the heart of Pharaoh. In fact, in the English Standard Version of the Bible, nearly every use of the word heart from Exodus 1 to Exodus 15 refers specifically to Pharaoh’s heart. Those references to