“Then the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up….. (Exodus 3:7-8)
A journey in Exodus begins with seeking the heart of God in a departure. The heart verses in Exodus are 21 in number and overwhelming point to the hardening of a heart. A heart that is hardened is resistant to the instructions, the Word, the will, and the ways of God. A heart that is hardened is departed from, or perhaps sadly never known, the eternal life source of a mighty and living God. This was the heart of a Pharaoh, and his heart condition was seeded in his Sin, his pagan Gods, rooted in his pride, ignorance and fear ~ The natural heart hardened through a proud and arrogant heart.
With a trembling heart I had to breathe deeply at the significance of these verses. In order to follow the heart of God, it was critical to understand this heart that could be hardened, and avoid at all costs, the potential hardening of my own. I continued the wilderness journey and pondered the many hearts fully and fearfully, and I remembered his words:
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the heart. (Proverbs 21:2)
- The natural heart: All hearts untouched by God.
- The double heart: Undecided, double-minded, false
- The heartless heart: No decision, energy, or seriousness.
- The perverse heart: Rebellious, willful, sinful
- The unstable heart: Impressions forgotten, promises broken
- The ungrateful and complaining heart: Unthankful and dissatisfied
- The proud heart: Self-righteous, self-confident, arrogant, defiant
- The hard heart: Unaffected by love or terror, obstinate, resisting obedience to God
- A deceived heart: Thinks itself good, but it is not
The Treasured Hearts: The Jewels of the Journey
- The broken heart: Mourning, pining, humble, lowly
- A humble heart: Meek, respectful, submissive
- A sorrowful heart: Sad, Mournful, Regretful
- The trembling heart: Penitent, afraid of sin
- The tender heart: Sensitive, affectionate, longing
- The pure heart: Loving only that which is good and clean, mourning sin in itself and others, sighing for holiness.
- The upright heart: True, just, sincere
- The fixed heart: Resting firmly, abiding steadfastly
- The God Seeking Heart: Obedient, earnest, honest, resolute, consecrated, intent, united
- The Perfect Heart: The Heart of God
And they came, every one whose heart stirred him up, and everyone who his spirit made willing, and they brought the Lord’s offering to the work of the tabernacle of the congregation, and for all his service, and for the holy garments. (Exodus 35:21)
Heartworks Journey: Exodus – The Jewels of the Journey
Exodus 4:14, 4:21, 7:3, 7:13, 7:14, 7:22, 7:23, 8:15, 8:19, 8:32, 9:7, 9:12, 9:14, 9:34, 9:35, 10:1, 10:20, 10:27, 11:10, 14:4, 14:8
Destination: The Heart of God
Tracking: Journey next to Leviticus, Numbers.
God comes to us in a personal way through deliverance, He reveals our hearts, and shows us His remembrance and protection.
Seek and Share His Treasure in the Journey:
What is the condition of your heart?
“Search me, O God and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! (Psalm 139:23)