Favorite Verse and Why

Loutzenhiser's picture

On this thread we are listing our Favorite Verses and Why they are so significant to us. Please no wandering off topic.

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The Heart That Belongs To God

2 Chronicles 16:9 as translated in the American Standard also caught my interest:

"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His..."

Indeed God looks at the heart and His favor is with those who heart is "completely His"!

We could not display before Him our behavior or performance to gain His blessing. He is more after out "heart" -- we do not holdback anything from Him, we trust Him all times and we love Him with all our heart!

Unforunately, we read in Jerermiah 17:9 --

"The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?" (NIV.)

On our own, we are hopeless. We cannot deceive God by our outward excellence.

But God's people could rejoice in Him; for, by His Grace, He could create in them a new heart (Ezek. 36:26) that is "completely His."

"Yet I will
rejoice in the LORD,
I will take joy
in the God of my salvation"
(Habakkuk 3:18, ESV).