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A Heart With A Mind Of Its Own Part One
by Dale Linton
08/22/10
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A Heart With A Mind of Its Own


Jeremiah 17:9
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?


This Verse Suggests The Following

·The heart of man has many characteristics and many functions, however this verse suggest the predominant characteristic as being deceitful.

·The question, “who can know it?” implies that we may not recognize this deceitful activity even while it’s happening.

·This same question suggests a limitation that even if we do realize the deceitfulness, we haven’t the power to change our heart in a positive way.

Features of The Heart

Intellectual----Thoughts
Emotional----Feelings
Will----Choices


The Operation of The Heart

Two features of the heart are meant to operate together in harmony. These two features are embodied in and are commonly used in the English language:


The Term:

“ Follow your heart” = An Emotional Function


The Term:

“I know that story by heart” = An Intellectual Function


These two features, (intellectual and emotional), are so inter-twined that operationally they tend not to separate. In other words: you can’t have a thought without attaching some emotion to it and you won’t experience an emotion without attaching some thought to it.

If someone is asked, “How do you feel about that?”, there will be an associated thought about the question.

If someone is asked, “What do you think about that?”, there will be an associated feeling about the question.

Through this process of thought and emotion the heart exercises its most important feature:


This Is Called The Will


Luke 23:25
And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.


This Verse Contains This Truth

The thoughts and the emotions of the heart operate together, arriving at a desire to which the will is delivered. In other words; whatever someone wants or desires they generally will do.


The Heart Equation

The Heart Is : (Thoughts + Emotions) = Will ( Decisions or Choices )



To Be Continued


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