One in Messiah Congregation

  קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ


27 S. Maple Street, Hohenwald, Tn. 38462

Phone – 615 712-3931




 A part of the Congregation of Israel

    עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם


Today, we sadly use the Gregorian calendar from Pope Gregory; from the 1500’s.


December - the 10’ month – today the 12’ month

Middle English decembre
Old French decembre
december "tenth month"
Latin decem "ten" + -ber (adj. suffix)

December had 30 days, until Numa when it had 29 days, until Julius when it became 31 days long.


Today is 12/16/2023


Yehovah has His own calendar which is deleted from the world 

We are now in the 10th month called Teveth, day 2 - Esther 2:16 - in English, scripture calls it Tebeth


 Today’s topic:

The heart


God knows the secrets of your heart


Gen.6 [5] And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

[6] And it repented Yehovah that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at His heart.

[7] And Yehovah said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repents Me that I have made them.

And this was at the beginning; I wonder how He feels today in 2023


Gen.8 [21] And Yehovah smelled a sweet savor; and Yehovah said in His heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake;

for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more everything living, as I have done. (the next time it will be fire, burned up)


Exod.35 [35Them had God filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.


Deut.15 [9] Beware that there be not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye be evil against your poor brother, and you give him naught; and he cry unto Yehovah against you, and it be sin unto you.

1Chr.2 [9] And you, Solomon my son, know you the God of your father, and serve him with a perfect heart and with a willing mindfor Yehovah searches all hearts, and understands all the imaginations of the thoughts: if you seek Him, He will be found of you; but if you forsake Him, He will cast you off for ever.


1Chr.29 David said:

[18] O Yehovah God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this forever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of your people, and prepare their heart unto you: [19] And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep your commandments, your testimonies, and your statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.


Esth.6 [6] So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, what shall be done unto the man whom the king delights to honor? Now Haman thought in his (evil) heart, to whom would the king delight to do honor more than to myself? … big mistake


Jer.4 [14] O Jerusalem, wash your heart from wickedness, that you may be saved. How long shall your vain thoughts lodge within you?



[13] … Yehovah said, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked therein; [14] But have walked after the imagination of their own heart, and after Baalim, which their fathers taught them:

[15] Therefore thus said Yehovah of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will feed them, even this people, with wormwood, and give them water of gall to drink.
[16] I will scatter them also among the heathen, whom neither they nor their fathers have known: and I will send a sword after them, till I have consumed them.



[16] Thus said Yehovah of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of Yehovah.

[17] They say still unto them that despise me, The Yehovah hath said, You shall have peace; and they say unto every one that walks after the imagination of his own heart, No evil shall come upon you.

[18] For who hath stood in the counsel of Yehovah, and had perceived and heard his word? Who had marked his word, and heard it?

[19Behold, a whirlwind of Yehovah is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

[20] The anger of Yehovah shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days you shall consider it perfectly.

[21I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.

[22] But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

[23] Am I a God at hand, said Yehovah, and not a God afar off?

[24] Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? said Yehovah. Do not I fill heaven and earth? said Yehovah.

[25] I have heard what the prophets said, that prophesy lies in my name, saying, I have dreamed, I have dreamed.

[26How long shall this be in the heart of the prophets that prophesy liesyea, they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart; [27] Which think to cause my people to forget my name by their dreams which they tell every man to his neighbor, as their fathers have forgotten my name for Baal.


Jer.17 [9] The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

[10] I Yehovah search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.


Pss.7 [9] Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tries the hearts and reins.


Pss.19 [8] The statutes of Yehovah are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of Yehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes.

Pss.33 [11] The counsel of Yehovah stands for ever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations.


Pss.44 [20] If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange god;[21] Shall not God search this out?


Pss.45 [1] My heart is inditing a good matter: I speak of the things which I have made touching the king: my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
[2] Thou art fairer than the children of men: grace is poured into your lips: therefore God hath blessed you forever.
[3] Gird your sword upon your thigh, O most mighty, with your glory and your majesty.
[4] And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.

[5] Your arrows are sharp in the heart of the king's enemies; whereby the people fall under you.


Pss.64 [1] Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
[2] Hide me from 
the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity:
[3] Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words:
[4] That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not.
[5] They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, who shall see them?

[6] They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: both the inward thought of every one of them, and the heart, is deep.

[7] But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; suddenly shall they be wounded.
[8] So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves: all that see them shall flee away.
[9] And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing.
[10] The righteous shall be glad in Yehovah, and shall trust in him; and all the upright in heart shall glory.


Pss.104 [14] God causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; [15] And wine that makes glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengthens man's heart.


Pss.105 [1] O give thanks unto Yehovah; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people. [2] Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk you of all his wondrous works. [3] Glory you in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek Yehovah.


Pss.139 [23] Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: [24] And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.


Prov.10 [20] The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.


Prov.12 [20] Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.

[23] A prudent man conceals knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

[25] Heaviness in the heart of man makes it stoop: but a good word makes it glad.


Prov.13 [12] Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.


Prov.14 [10] The heart knows his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

[13] Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

[33] Wisdom rests in the heart of him that hath understandingbut that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

Prov.15 [7] The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

[11] Hell and destruction are before Yehovah: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

[13] A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. [14] The heart of him that hath understanding seeks knowledge: but the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.

[28] The heart of the righteous studies to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.

[30] The light of the eyes rejoice the heart: and a good report makes the bones fat.


Prov.16 [1] The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue are from Yehovah.

[23] The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.


Prov.17 [3] The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but Yehovah tries the hearts.


Prov.18 [12] Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

[15] The heart of the prudent gets knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.


Prov.20 [5] Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.


Prov.21 [2] Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but Yehovah ponders the hearts.


Prov.22 [15] Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.


Prov.24 [11] If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

[12] If you say, Behold, we knew it not; does not He that ponders the heart consider it?

And He that keeps your soul, does he not he know it?And shall not He render to every man according to his works?


Prov.25 [3] The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.


Prov.26 [23] Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.


Prov.27 [9] Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

[19] As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man.


Prov.31 [10] Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

[11] The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.


A few verses of the heart in Ecclesiastes


Ecc.7 [3] Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.

[4] The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth.

[7] Surely oppression makes a wise man mad; and a gift destroys the heart.


Ecc.8 [11] Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.


Ecc.9 [3] This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all:

yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.


Some verses in the Gospels and Letters pertaining to the heart:



[1] And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city.
[2] And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Yeshua seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; your sins be forgiven you.
[3] And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemes.

[4] And Yeshua knowing their thoughts said, wherefore think you evil in your hearts?

[5] For which is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven you; or to say, Arise, and walk?[6] But that you may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins,(Then he said to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up your bed, and go unto your house.


Matt.15 - Mark 7 combined

[19] For out of the heart proceeds:


evil thoughts,





false witness,






an evil eye,



[20] These are the things which defile a man or woman…


Some terms used in scripture with the heart:


said in his heart

speaking in my heart

comfort you your hearts

can have integrity of heart

their heart failed them

heart fainted

harden his heart

set his heart to this 

Pharaoh's heart many times harden

the heart of a stranger

give it willingly with your heart

wise hearted

Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goes in unto the holy place, for a memorial before  Yehovah  continually.

willing heart

your heart stirred you up

God can - put in his heart that he may teach

Watch – you may hate thy brother / sister in your heart

sorrow of heart

uncircumcised hearts

Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff necked

seek not after your own heart and your own eyes

discouraged heart

heart obstinate

you may forget the things which your eyes have seen, and they may depart from your heart all the days of thy life

consider it in your heart

serve God with all your heart

heart be not deceived

thoughts may arise in your hearts

lay up God’s words in your heart and soul

love Yehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul

heart may turn away

heart is hot

Yehovah shall smite you with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart

gladness of heart

the fear of your heart

 a trembling heart

an heart to perceive

prepare your hearts

imagination of mine heart

Yehovah your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your  seed, to love Yehovah your  God with all your heart, and with all your  soul, that you may live.

Set your heart

Your  heart may be toward different people etc…

great thoughts of heart

searchings of heart

hearts did melt, heart melted

incline your heart unto Yehovah God of Israel

he told her all his heart

showed me all his heart

hearts were merry

heart was glad

naughtiness of your heart

heart may be merry

heart grieved

heart fails

offence of heart

heart rejoices

heart died

despised someone in your heart

heart’s desire

Steal the hearts of people

grieve your heart

a heart of a lion

You know all the wickedness which your heart is privy to…

walk before Me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul

uprightness of heart

a perfect heart

Your heart may lift you up to boast

upright in hear

regard iniquity in your heart

Reproach hath broken my heart

heart was lifted up to destruction

You may commune with your own heart

unite my heart to fear God’s name

err in your heart

A froward heart

Your heart can get smitten

God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.

an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad

Yehovah sees not as man sees; for man looks on the outward appearance, but Yehovah looke on the heart.



In closing for today:


I think you see, our lives are all about our hearts.


Watch your thoughts, your heart.


What is ever in your heart will come out of your mouth one day…


Yeshua said:

Luke 6 [45] A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth that which is good;

and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Shabbat Shalom

שַׁבָּת שָׁלוֹם

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