Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes;
And I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law;
Yea, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the path of thy commandments;
For therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies,
And not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity;
And quicken thou me in thy way.
30 the mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom,
and his tongue talketh of judgment.
The law of his God is in his heart;
none of his steps shall slide.
8 I delight to do thy will, O my God:
yea, thy law is within my heart.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.
Let me just tell you, if you are struggling in this narrow way, although you know the right way, it may be the word has not yet reached your heart.
When a person is affectionate toward God, when they love him with their heart, they are not inclined to turn aside. When someone is attracted by worldly pleasure and distracted by other things it is because they have a heart problem.
We don’t need more rules, we need more love. The OT is evidence that no number of commandments can make you successful if the Word doesn’t change your heart.
The Psalmist after praying that his heart would be shaped by the word of God then prays in verse 3, turn away my eyes from beholding vanity.
Wandering eyes are only stopped by a loving heart. When you love Him with all your heart, you will not look in other places. You are satisfied with Him.
PROVERBS 4:23- Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
The truth is if what is in my heart is not consistent with what has been pointed out, explained and directed, eventually my eyes, my mind and my feet will be overcome by the evil that is in my heart.
Samson knew what God desired of him, the instructions were clear but Samson did not desire those things for himself.
A heart problem will keep you from being faithful to God's house.
A heart problem will keep one from tithing.
A heart problem will keep us from prayer.
Lord, reshape our hearts to desire your will.