Mark 11:23 "For with the heart man believeth..."
Romans 10:10 "...And shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe."
Faith--real faith, Bible faith, scriptural faith-- is of the heart, not the head.
What does it mean to believe with the heart? What is the heart of man?
Well, it's not the physical organ that pumps blood through your body and keeps you alive. You couldn't believe with your physical heart any more than you could believe with your physical hand, eye, ear, nose, or foot!
Consider how we use the term heart today. When we talk about the heart of a tree, we mean the center, the very core of the tree. When we talk about the heart of a subject, we mean the most important part of that subject, the very center of it, the main part around which the rest revolves.
Likewise, when God speaks of man's heart, He is speaking about the main part of the man, the very center of man's being--his spirit!
In the days of uncertainty that we seem to live in today, we need to live by faith and not by sight, for sure. So many things could change in a moment with the world, weather, war, etc. But God has promised to protect those who walk in faith and prayer. So live by the word and not by what you see or hear. Psalms 91 needs to be real to you and to me.
Confession: With my heart I believe God. I do not doubt in my heart. I believe in my heart.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.