Heart occurs over one thousand times in the Bible, making it the most common human term in the Scriptures. It denotes a person’s center for both physical and emotional-intellectual-moral activities. Sometimes it is used figuratively for any thing beyond reasoning ( spiritual ).
More evidence that even a little exercise is good for your heart. On the 27 September 2017 – Reuters reported: people with heart disease who are sedentary most of the time, may be able to improve their survival benefit by getting just a little bit of exercise, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data from 39 countries on 15 486 older adults with heart disease…The most pronounced gains in survival benefit, would occur for people who went from getting little or no exercise to getting even small amounts of mild activity like: yoga, strolling, or light housework; the study found Global Good News Service views this breaking news as a growth sign of rising positivity in the field of health, documenting the growth of life supporting, evolutionary trends.
The heart as center of physical activity was better understood by Ancient people than moderns. From their view-point, the heart was the central organ that moved the rest of the body. Ancients ate to strengthen the heart and so revive the body. Genesis 18: 5 ” And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort you your hearts; after that you shall pass on: for therefore are you come to your servant….”
A figure of inaccessibility ( spiritual ), the hiddenness and inaccessibility of the physical heart give rise to its figurative sense for anything that is remote and inaccessible. Jesus says that ” the heart’s secrets are betrayed by the mouth, even as a tree’s fruit discloses its nature. “- Matthew 12: 33-34. Moderns people connect some of the heart, emotional-intellectual-moral functions with the brain and glands, but its functions are not precisely equivalent for various reasons. Jesus said that ” From within out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts. “ – Mark 7: 21. More specifically, as the eyes were meant to see and the ears to hear, the heart is meant to understand, to discern, to give insight. – Proverbs 2: 10.
How to keep our heart pure and healthy?
The Bible says in Proverbs 16: 3 ” People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives. ” If we want to be successful in life, we need to guard our hearts and keep our motives right. Let us extend our enlightenment with Proverbs 4: 23 ” Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. ” Finally, above little physical routine exercise , looks for the ” faith ingredients ” – In other words, a life of sanctification and moral upright. We can not achieve this by ourselves, we must pray for heart purity – Psalms 51: 10 ” Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. ” Jesus Christ, our Father, made the provision for this more than 2000 years ago. ALLELUIA !
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify us through and through ( that is , separate us from profane and vulgar things, make us pure, and whole, and undamaged – consecrated to Him – set apart for His purpose ): and may our spirit and soul and body be kept complete and ( beyond ) blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. ” AMEN!
1 Thessalonians 5: 23