23 Above all else, guard your heart,for everything you do flows from it.
8 “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9 They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.”
9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
1 Samuel 15:23
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
4 Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”?
25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols.
26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.
4 Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.
14 Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,but whoever hardens their heart falls into trouble.