The Problem

This quote has been attributed to many so I can’t give the original source. But is it accurate?

The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.

I think so.

Matthew 15:18-20 (ESV)
18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
20  These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

Proverbs 4:23 (ESV) Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.


2 thoughts on “The Problem

  1. The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

    I think Scripture is pretty clear that we have a major heart problem. No wonder that God’s Word gives us this warning:

    He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered. (Proverbs 28:26)

    Berean Wife Reply:


    Thanks for adding those verses. They sure point out the issue of our hearts. 🙁

    I was saddened to see the devastation in your city from the tornado. News down here didn’t do the destruction justice. It is amazing that no one died there.

    Berean Wife

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