Sunday Morning Sermon Notes

         

The Heart of the Matter
is a
Matter of the Heart

Proverbs 6:12-19 ¶ A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth. 13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord. 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. 16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

 

THE MAN  12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth
Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible  Proverbs 6:12   A naughty person – literally, “a man of Belial,” i. e., a worthless man (see the De 13:13 note). This is the portrait of the man who is not to be trusted, whose look and gestures warn against him all who can observe. His speech is tortuous and crafty; his wink tells the accomplice that the victim is already snared; his gestures with foot and hand are half in deceit, and half in mockery.

            A DEAD MAN
            A DEPRAVED MAN
            A DISGRACEFUL MAN

THE MANNERS 12b walketh with a froward mouth. 13 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth discord.

      SPEECH BECOMES SMUTTY

       DECISIONS BECOME DEPRAVED

       VIOLENCE BECOMES VOLUNTARY

       MORALITY BECOMES MUNDANE
                        THE MORAL COMPASS IS UN

       SPIRITUALITY BECOMES SUPERFLUOUS {redundant}

 

 

 

THE MISFORTUNE 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.
            Disaster
            Judgment
            Catastophe

14 Frowardness is in his heart,

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

                        Genesis 6:5-6 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the             earth,                         and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.                              6 ¶ And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved                                  him at his heart.

            Contention in the Heart
                DEBATE, DISPUTE

                        ELUSIVE

                        EVASIVE

            Conviction of the Heart

        CONVERSION OF THE HEART

                REDEMPTION
                RESTORATION
                REVITALIZATION
                RECLAMATION
                        RECOVERY, RETRIEVAL, REPOSSESSION

Ezekiel 18:31 Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel?

Ezekiel 36:26 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.

 

Psalm 33:12-22 ¶ Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. 13 The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men. 14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works. 16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; 19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.