1 Samuel 16:7 But YHVH (God) said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. YHVH (God) does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but YHVH (God) looks at the heart.”
Having a good heart has always been what YHVH (God) is looking for. This doesn’t mean we can be disobedient just because we have good intentions.
If you break down the word HEART, it means….…
I.inner man, mind, will, heart, soul, understanding
A.inner part, midst
i.midst (of things)
ii.heart (of man)
iii.soul, heart (of man)
iv.mind, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory
v.inclination, resolution, determination (of will)
vii.heart (of moral character)
viii.as seat of appetites
ix.as seat of emotions and passions
x.as seat of courage
So YHVH (God) is looking at our mind, soul, heart, knowledge, thinking, conscience, moral character, courage, emotions, passions, appetites…etc. The word HEART doesn’t mean what most think. The word HEART means our entire being; everything about us.