The human body contains many systems that enable it to function as God intended, but none of them work in isolation. God uses "the heart" in scripture as a metaphor and figuratively to address who and what He is and what we are as the "inner person." We can explore a few of the nearly 100 scriptures covering this vital subject and how we develop a "pure" heart.
Ellis La Ravia serves the United Church of God congregations in Tucson and Sierra Vista, Arizona, along with El Paso, Texas. Before his retirement from the Church, he served as pastor for several congregations in the United States.