Pristine Grace

Give Me Your Heart
by Arthur W. Pink
Give Me Your Heart

    "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)