June 5th

Characteristics of the Heart

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

(Hebrews 4:12) KJV

We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) are investigating attributes of life in order to deduce its nature. The soul is distinct from the spirit: the spirit is the essence of life which powers metabolism, the soul is our self-awareness and personality.

We’re also considering the possibility that the soul is a gravity node. Is there any way to tie these two ideas together? By examining the Biblical attributes of heart and mind we have reconciled two concepts: the soul as our consciousness and personality, and the soul as a gravitational singularity.


We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

Aspects and Attributes of Life

Aspect
Trinity
VisibilityStateAttribute
BodyVisibleSolid/LiquidBody
Blood
SpiritInvisibleVaporBreath
SoulInvisibleGravity NodeMind
Soul
Heart
– Aspects of Life

Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because of evidence.

– Faith, definition

The mind is the seat of our understanding. Understanding has several characteristics. We can compile as many scriptural examples as we can find and begin a taxonomy.

Attributes, Traits and Characteristics of the Soul

AttributeTraitCharacteristicScripture
MindUnderstandingGrief
Law
Sorrow
Genesis 26:35
Deuteronomy 26:35
Romans 7:23
SoulWho I Am
(conscience)
Sorrow
Vexed
Anguish
Rejoicing
Knowledge
Bitterness
Matthew 26:38
Psalms 6:3
Romans 2:9
Genesis 42:21
Psalms 86:4
Proverbs 2:10
Isaish 38:15
Job 7:11
1 Samuel 1:10
HeartThoughts
Intents
Bitterness
Covetousness
Evil eye
Evil thoughts
Imagination
Wisdom
Pride
Trembling (fear)
Adulteries
Blasphemies
Deceit
False witness
Foolishness
Fornications
Lasciviousness
Murders
Thefts
Wickedness
Genesis 8:21
Deuteronomy 28:65
Proverbs 2:10
Ezekiel 27:31
Matthew 15:19
Mark 7:21-22
Isaiah 44:21
Jeremiah 17:9
– Attributes of the Soul, their Traits and Characteristics

The reason for creation is the manifestation of sentient life with free will.

– The Reason for Creation

When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

(Proverbs 2:10) KJV emphasis added

We need to look at what the Bible teaches us about the heart. It has a great deal to say. According to the Bible, the heart is where we do most of our thinking. A note in the Strong’s Greek lexicon available through biblehub.com makes this observation:

Heart (/kardía) is mentioned over 800 times in Scripture, but never referring to the literal physical pump that drives the blood.
That is, “heart” is only used figuratively (both in the OT and NT.

– Heart, observation biblehub.com

According to Strong, the word heart is only used figuratively in the Bible. It looks like Strong missed the point. If the Bible describes the heart as being all of the thoughts and intents that motivate us, and the Bible is the Word of God, then our understanding needs to fall in line with it. It means that use of the word heart to refer to a pump that drives blood is misguided. Unless, that is, they’re the same thing.

Thoughts and Intents – Navigation

SectionTitleScripture
1IntroductionHebrews 4:12
2The HeartProverbs 2:10
3CharacteristicsGenesis 8:21
4Thoughts and Intents1 Samuel 14:7
5Separation of Heart and MindJeremiah 17:9
6SalvationRomans 10:9-10
– June 5th – Thoughts and Intents

Salvation

  1. Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
    • believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
  2. confess your sin.

Read through the Bible in a year

Reading planJune 5
LinearPsalms 36-40
ChronologicalProverbs 7-9
– Read 3 chapters every day and 5 chapters on Sundays

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