Create In Me A Clean Heart

Posted Aug 30, 2012 by Philip Garber in General Hits: 2,475

     Intro by Frank Klin

     This stream of Scriptures comes from a devotional given by Philip Garber during one of the appointed times convocations.  They speak to how we can have a victorious life when there’s a battle waging for control of our heart and mind. What I’ve done personally is create a thread in my Bible that links each verse, like the ribband of blue spoken of in Numbers 15:38.

     May these verses be an encouragement and practical guide in your personal walk with our Saviour.

     First we have to be honest with ourselves and our Redeemer about the true condition of our heart.  It is only then that we can come to true repentance and turn our hearts to Jesus for the outpouring of His Spirit and His salvation.

     “Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” - (Romans 8:7-8)

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

     “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” - (Genesis 6:5)

     “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.” - (Proverbs 28:26)

     “[R]emember all the commandments of the Lord, and do them; and . . . seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring: that ye may remember, and do all My commandments, and be holy unto your God.” - (Numbers 15:39-40)

     “Nevertheless they did flatter Him with their mouth, and they lied unto Him with their tongues. For their heart was not right with Him, neither were they stedfast in His covenant.” - (Psalms 78:36-37)

     “O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!” - (Deuteronomy 5:29)

     “And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep His commandments, or no.” - (Deuteronomy 8:2)

     “Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping His commandments, and His judgments, and His statutes, which I command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; and thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that He might humble thee, and that He might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He sware unto thy fathers, as this day.” - (Deuteronomy 8:11-18)

     “Now therefore put away the strange gods which are among you, and incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel.” - (Joshua 24:23)

     “Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: and rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth Him of the evil.” - (Joel 2:12-13)

     “My son, give Me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe My ways.” - (Proverbs 23:26)

     “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” - (Psalms 139:24)

     “O Lord, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, Thou knowest it altogether.” - (Psalms 139:1-4)

     “Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from Thy Presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.” - (Psalms 51:10-11)

     “And I will give them an heart to know Me, that I am the Lord: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto Me with their whole heart.” - (Jeremiah 24:7)

     “And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: that they may walk in My statutes, and keep Mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.” - (Ezekiel 11:19-20)

     “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new Spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put My Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in My statutes, and ye shall keep My judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be My people, and I will be your God.” - (Ezekiel 36:25-28)

     “And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.” - (Deuteronomy 30:6)

     “And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as unto us; and put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith. - (Acts 15:8-9)

     “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” - (Matthew 5:8)

     “Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart;” - (Ephesians 6:6)

     “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” - (Hebrews 10:22)

     “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” - (Romans 6:12)

     “For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.” - (Ephesians 3:14-21)

     “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” - (Colossians 3:15)

     “All that the Father giveth Me shall come to Me; and him that cometh to Me I will in no wise cast out.” - (John 6:37)

     “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink. He that believeth on Me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)” - (John 7:37-39)

     “Come unto Me, all that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” - (Matthew 11:28-30)

     “And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” - (Revelation 21:3-7)

     “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.” - (Revelation 22:17)

     “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.” - (Revelation 3:20-21)