I believe this question above should give us all a moment of pause. Why is our heart so important to God? God looks at the heart of man and knows the thoughts of our heart. How do we know if we really love God with all our heart?
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Interesting choices of scripture to follow, untainted. I would think a little contextual analysis may be helpful. Allow me to suggest that a baby's heart is not evil.
sorry ericdierker that is not what scripture says. Show me one in context to prove your claim
The proper form is "does the Bible say little children are evil?"
And does Christ ever say that I am evil in my heart?
I believe that a baby and young child has spirit just like adults. I would assume that there comes a point when child and spirit become aware of right and wrong. Spirit is born with us and not something found later in life. A heart needs spirit.
ED still waiting for scripture not opinion from you. is your heart evil== unless you have been born again -YES and the scripture about become as a child means believing and trusting like one. Not pure because ALL are born in sin . Check Rom 5:
I am still looking for where Christ tells us what you say.
If I were writing to the Romans of the time I would also speak as Paul does to them. And I would speak as he does in 1 cor. to Corinthians.
Jeremiah is not speaking to Christians.
Ericdierker- I believe those of the carnal mind look at the physical aspect of the heart. It takes spirit mindedness to understand the value of the heart to have a relationship with our creater. God seeks the hearts of those who love Him.
Little Grandmommy- Jesus said in Matthew 5.: 8 (NKJV) Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
It doesn't get any plainer than that. I believe the human spirit dwells in the heart of man and it's the spirit part the seeks God.