Jeremiah 17:9-10 NCBV.

9 “More than anything else, a person’s mind is evil
and cannot be healed.
Who can understand it?
10 But I, the Lord, look into a person’s heart
and test the mind.
So I can decide what each one deserves;
I can give each one the right payment for what he does.”

Our heart is not to be trusted, it follows its own path and desires. Our Lord and Savior knows the heart and our temptations. He alone can tame our hearts and He alone can guide us to the LIGHT where we can feast with Him Above.

Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil. Ecclesiastes 9: 1 says This is the evil in everything that happens under the sun: The same destiny overtakes all. The hearts of men, moreover, are full of evil and there is madness in their hearts while they live, and afterward they join the dead.

Evil, corruption have become embedded fully in a man’s heart and the bible considered it a man’s nature and attributes it to living a sinful life of the flesh. Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.

Many people have experienced guilt, depression and even suicidal thoughts due to the emotional consequences of their sinful nature. It was said the worse death is that of Spiritual death. When you see a man who is spiritually in comatose he lives a reckless life of hopelessness, Nothing will make him give honour and reverence to God. Such a person is dead even though he is breathing and moving around.

The most common consequence we understand is spiritual death. We understand that sin breaks off our relationship with God, which affects the spirit man. When Adam was warned of the consequences of eating the forbidden fruit will be death. One may say that after the wife had eaten and gave to Adam to eat instead both of them became conscious of their nakedness, not only that but they do not feel the presence of God any longer. That was why they were driven out of God’s main purpose and operational orders. Please read Genises 3:1-11.

The Bible considers the heart as the seat of life and strength. What this means is your mind, soul, spirit, or entire emotional nature and understanding. The scripture says Guide your heart for out of it comes the issue of life. Proverbs 4:23 says we should guard our heart with all diligence because from out of it flows the issues of life. This scripture implies that whatever we allow to enter our hearts, if not examined and evaluated properly, will undoubtedly be expressed in our lives and our actions either in positive or negative ways.

Our actions for real spells out our thoughts that was why King David in his prayers of repentance he prayed and CRIED TO THE LORD Of HOST. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit.
13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You.

14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,
The God of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. (Psalm 51:10-14) NKJV.

“The heart is hopelessly dark and deceitful,a puzzle that no one can figure out.But I, God, search the heart and examine the mind.I get to the heart of the human. I get to the root of things.
I treat them as they really are, not as they pretend to be.” God has the key of the human heart, He can come in and tabernacle in your heart if you allow Him. Christ may make His home in your hearts” “That Christ may make His home in your hearts through faith, that you, being rooted and grounded in love.” Jesus Christ is living in our spirit. But from there, He wants to spread into the rest of our inward being, into our heart. Ephesians 3:17.

Free your heart from all forms of evil thoughts, let go off anything that may want your heart to inhibit revenge or unholy actions, for Vengeance Belong to God. “You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked”. Psalm 91:8.

Thanks for Reading And Remain Blessed ✍️Mrs Blessing I N Onugha ❤️