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In the Bible, the heart is the controlling center of man. Every action–mental, physical and spiritual–can be said to have its origin in the heart. Imagination (Gen. 8:21), consideration (Deut. 4:39), thought (Esther 6:6), speech (Deut. 9:4), the ability to be deceived (Deut. 11:16), sorrows (Lev. 26:16), hatred (Lev. 19:17), love (Deut. 30:2), discouragement (Num. 32:7), stubbornness (Deut. 2:30), gladness (Psalm 16:9) and every other emotion or action starts in the heart of man. Therefore, the heart is very important.
There is a view that has currency in the denominational world that says that man is so totally depraved that in order to be redeemed it takes God’s Spirit working directly on his heart to make the change. But is this what the Bible teaches? The following are a few great statements made in the Bible about the heart of man that also expose this view as erroneous. . . .
The Mt. Vernon Church of Christ is building a digital library to aid serious Bible students in their study. When possible, we will be adding new volumes. We are grateful to the many sources from which we draw these volumes for making these available. We take no credit for them ourselves. We do not necesarrily endorse everything in every volume. We simply provide them as aids to Bible study. This week:
Every wise person provides for the future. Whether we have I little or much, we like to lay aside savings for the future, preferably at interest. Since various investments are available, a wise choice is very important. Consideration must be given to the safety of the investment and the interest rate offered.
Whatever our investment may be, we are faced with the fact "You can’t take in with you.” As the Bible says, "We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out” ( I Tim. 6:7). This is true, whether we are rich or poor. Our investments and savings are left behind.
There is, however, one important exception to this rule. The Christian can make investments that will. . . .