The Bible says, “The heart is deceitful above all things, desperately wicked, who can know it?” Basically, our hearts cannot be trusted. Often people say, “If I know my heart”, or “In my heart I know this is true”. However, God’s Word tells us that we can’t trust our hearts.
The heart of a person is the core of the individual. It is the seat of emotions. Love is total commitment, and that is the reason we call people in love, “sweethearts”.
Our heart does many things for us. It dominates the will and it directs the will. That’s why the Bible says; “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he”. Proverbs says, “Keep your heart with all diligence for out of it are the issues of life”.
It is good for us to know that we cannot trust our emotions. Our world is filled with those who put emotion over principle. Statements like, “It just feels right”, or “Follow your heart”, can ruin a character when placed over Godly principle. And, God gives us these principles to guide and protect us.
You see, often, the biggest problem we have is ourselves. The Bible says, “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”
What is really dangerous is that many feel they are on their way to heaven simply because they feel they are. Friend, don’t trust your heart. Trust God’s Word. It can and should be depended upon. Proverbs 28:26 says, “He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool”. Don’t base decisions, especially this one of eternity, on your feelings. Compare yourself to the Bible. It can be trusted. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth may pass away, but my word shall not pass away.” Search yourself with the light of God’s Word.