I wrote this in response to a post on Facebook (my Facebook page) in which it was said that we should focus on what we put in our skulls.
Isn’t the HEART the deepest seat of our emotions though — the deepest source — the most important place for us to keep clean and PURE? The Bible seems to emphasize the heart, which is listed almost 1,000 times. We’re supposed to love God with ALL of our HEART, for example (not just even a part of it). And science has proven that the heart is “more than a pump,” having even brain-like tissue from where people make some decisions with and even without brain interaction.
Jesus warned us: everyone who gazes at a woman to LUST after her has committed ADULTERY with her already IN HIS HEART (Mt. 5).
Jesus said the tormentors will affect us if we don’t FORGIVE everyone FROM OUR HEARTS (Mt. 18).
James-3 curses originate in the heart:
“But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition IN YOUR HEART, don’t boast and don’t lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and DEMONIC.” (James 3: 14,15)
“Create in me a pure heart,” David said.
“THE GOAL of this command is LOVE, out of a PURE HEART and a good conscience and sincere faith.” (1 Tim. 1:5)