“‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment...”
Matthew 22:37 (NASB)
1. LIVE HEART FIRST.
““But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; For God does not see as man sees, since man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 (NASB)
2. IT’S ABOUT POSITION, NOT PERFECTION.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in those whose hearts are turned perfect toward Him.”
2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV)
“On judgment day many will say to me, ‘Lord! Lord! We prophesied in your name and cast out demons in your name and performed many miracles in your name.’ But I will reply, ‘I never knew you. Get away from me, you who break God’s laws.’”
Matthew 7:22-23 (NLT)
3. CORRECT BACK TO HEART.
“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”
Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)
Victory Group Questions:
1) Examine the season you’re in. Do you feel that the condition and motives of your heart are right? Why or why not.
2) Are there distractions in your life causing your heart to drift? What are they, and how can you correct back to heart?
3) What was your biggest takeaway from this message and why?