Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.
Their speech was smooth as butter, but war was in their hearts. They have made themselves beautiful with their lips, but their hearts are cruel and deceitful; they have used their tongues for evil purposes. They sit in ambush by the roadside waiting to pounce on the simple ones who pass by unaware of danger; they set traps for those who obey God’s commands by doing what is right. Those who have a hard heart have many troubles; all whose ways are crooked will not prosper!
Bible verses about hurting hearts
The following passages are from the Bible, and they are about how to deal with a hurting heart.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“A broken heart is a sign of a true lover.” – Anonymous
“For all of us, at some point in our lives, love and pain go hand in hand.” – John Lennon
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
“Love is the only thing that can break your heart and set it back together again.” – Gloria Gaynor
“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” Proverbs 15:1
“The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous and his ears are open to their cry.” Psalms 34:15
“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy” Matthew 5:7
“When you do things for others, you’re really doing them for yourself.” Mother Teresa
“God helps those who help themselves.” Ben Franklin
“He who loves and understands himself is happy.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“If someone asks what’s new with you, don’t just tell them. Show them.” Unknown
Bible verses about hard heart
The Bible is filled with verses about the heart. Some of them talk about a good heart, but others talk about having a hard heart.
Here is a list of some of those verses:
Psalm 147:3-4 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names.”
Psalm 51:10 – “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”
Matthew 5:8 – “Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God.”
Mark 12:30-31 – “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Luke 6:45 – “A good man brings good things out of his good stored up treasures; an evil man brings evil things out of his evil stored up treasures. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”
“The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” (Psalm 145:8)
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)
“Forgiving each other, even as God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32)
“I will make you a new covenant. And I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts.” (Hebrews 10:16)
“For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
Godly people have a soft heart. They are sensitive to the needs of others and compassionate toward them. They weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice. They are merciful and kind, always seeking to do good to others.
Not so with wicked men. Their hearts are hard like stone, cold and unfeeling. They have no compassion or sympathy for anyone but themselves, so they treat others harshly and even cruelly. A wicked man who knows God’s law but doesn’t obey it is called an “unbelieving sinner” (1 John 3:4).
The Bible says that a soft answer turns away wrath. (Proverbs 15:1)
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is like darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. (Proverbs 4:18-19)
The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. (Psalm 37:23)
What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. (James 2:14-17)
If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet.
1 Peter 3:8-9
Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.”