The Benefits of Having a Perfect Heart

First of all, a "Perfect Heart" is not necessarily perfect. If we really sit down and think about the word "Perfect", there is no such thing. For example: If we think a decoration is perfect it probably isn't. If we look for an imperfection we will find it, like my pastor says " El que busca encuentra" (Now you translate it). What we really mean is that the decoration was made as perfect as it could have possibly have been made by our/their humanly hands.

We all should be familiar with Job 1:1 where it is stated that Job was a perfect, upright man who feared God and "eschewed" evil (avoided evil). The scripture does not just say he had a perfect heart and was a perfect man, it goes on and elaborates on other traits that Job possessed. Therefore, a perfect heart is a heart (or person) that serves and loves God to the best of their human ability.
Let's see what the bible says about Daniel, and he will be our example.

"Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank" Daniel 1:8
From day 1 Daniel told himself he would not be "defiled with the king's meat", which in our days would mean he purposed in his heart not to sin or do anything that was ungodly.

Great right? but so what?
Well, having a perfect heart had benefits!

"Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him: and the king thought to set him over the whole realm" -Daniel 6:3

  • As we can see in the scripture above, Daniel had an excellent/perfect spirit which pleased the king.
  • Even when the other presidents and princes wanted to find a fault in him they could not!

"Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, expect we find it against him concerning the law of his God" Daniel 6:5

The interesting part is that they knew that God was directly linked in his righteousness.

  • God was with Daniel at all times, to protect and defend him; he showed his love for Daniel in the den of lions.

Daniel said unto the king "My God hath sent his angel, and hath hut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: foresomuch as before him indecency was found in me; and also before thee,O king, have I done no hurt" Daniel 6:22

  • Others around David knew what kind of man he really was, and were able to defend his good name.

We can even look into the life of David when Saul was after him. At one occurrence, Jonathan asked his father Saul

"Wherefore shall he be slain? what hath he done? 1Samuel 20:32

In verse 33 we see Saul get angry because he could not answer the question, Daniel was innocent. He was so angry he through a javelin at him.

I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture right? Basically "We know that all things work together for good to them that love God" Romans 8:28. If we work on achieving that perfect heart God wants, everything will work out. Hard work is not taken lightly, our actions are not in vain. God knows our individual strengths' and weaknesses, and most importantly, if we have a perfect heart nothing can get in between our God and us. Remember, sin is like a wall between you and God; "a right heart makes right decisions" (this was a title of a message Bro. Etheridge preached once)

"Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."
Psalm 139:23-24

2 comments

  1. Anali,

    Do you feel a call to preach? lol But seriously, this was really good! Thanks for posting.

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  2. You know what kindred? I think I do! hahaha. Jk!
    Thank you :)

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