We belong to the Holy One of Israel. The king's heart is unsearchable to humankind ( Prov 25:3 ), but the Lord searches all hearts to reward all according to their conduct ( Jer 17:10 ). One speaks to the heart of another to move that person to a decision ( Isa 40:2 ; Hosea 2:14 ). The Lord complains of apostate Israel that their worship "is made up only of rules taught by men" but "their hearts are far from me" ( Isa 29:13 ). The range of the Hebrew nephesh, to which the Greek psuche alone corresponds, differs so widely from the ideas connected with psuche, that utter confusion would have ensued had psuche been employed in an unlimited degree for lebh ("heart"). But Paul strenuously objected, basing his objection on the ground that this young man had deserted them. But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Eph 3:17 ). The word convict is only used once in the Bible where the men who accused the women of adultery were "convicted by their own conscience" (John 8:9). Bible Verses about Conviction. It can tell us that things are wrong before we know why they are wrong. The word "conviction" is not found in the Bible and this is the source of much of the confusion. Believers set it on things above ( Col 3:1 ). Perhaps we need to be convicted of our disobedience. Pharaoh hardened his heart lest he hear Moses and gain insight about the Lord ( Exod 8:15 ), and the Lord hardened it irrevocably ( 7:13 ; 9:12 ). The heart functions as the conscience. W. Byers—Sanctification, Cleansing. But if all prophesy, and there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is judged of all: Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers. The Spirit of His son has been "sent forth into the heart" (Galatians 4:6); the "earnest of the Spirit" has been given "in the heart" (2 Corinthians 1:22). He said: "And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men" (Acts 24:16And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void to offence toward God, and toward men. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good. Jesus said that "from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts" ( Mark 7:21 ). Wesley's Notes on the Bible. Jesus says that the heart's secrets are betrayed by the mouth, even as a tree's fruit discloses its nature ( Matt 12:33-34 ). Salem Media Group. One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. It is, however, related to two biblical words: convict and convince. Our convictions will not always agree because they are personal. Orr, James, M.A., D.D. God is represented as "searching the heart" and "trying the reins" (Jeremiah 17:10 the King James Version). "heart" (Proverbs 6:32, where the Septuagint renders phrenon, Vulgate (Jerome's Latin Bible, 390-405 A.D.) cordis, Luther "der ist ein Narr"). The father tells his son to "store up my commands within you"; he then adds: by "turning your ear to wisdom, and you will incline your heart to understanding" ( Prov 2:2 ). Mark's Gospel has been chosen for this purpose to make available in more readable, The baptism with the Holy Ghost and fire, the entering into the heavenly inheritance of Canaan, and the possession of the land, and all the blessings that follow are unmistakably a process of addition to the already blessed experience of the justified soul. Fear, love, courage, anger, Joy, sorrow, hatred are always ascribed to the heart--especially in the Old Testament; thus courage for which usually ruach is used (Psalms 27:14); joy (Psalms 4:7); anger (Deuteronomy 19:6, "while his heart is hot," lebhabh); fear (1 Samuel 25:37); sorrow (Psalms 13:2), etc. The heart may condemn us, but God is greater than our hearts ( 1 John 3:20 ). "Giving them the Holy …John MacNeil—The Spirit-Filled Life, Second Missionary JourneyScripture, Acts 15:36-18:22 +The Inception+--After the Jerusalem Council Paul returned to Antioch where he spent some time, "teaching and preaching the Word of the Lord with many others also." As the central organ in the body, forming a focus for its vital action, it has come to stand for the center of its moral, spiritual, intellectual life. "Heart" is thus often used interchangeably with these two (Genesis 41:8; Psalms 86:4; 119:20); but "it never denotes the personal subject, always the personal organ.". But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.