Like soul and spirit, heart is a Biblical term which may represent the individual (Gen. 18:5; Lev. 19:17; Ps. 104:15; cf. Matt. 13:15 with 1 Cor. 2:10).
The meaning of the term has never been fully defined. This can be done only by a complete induction of all Scripture bearing upon the subject.
By referring to the heart as an organ of the physical body attention can be drawn to human emotions—courage, anger, fear, joy, sorrow, devotion, hatred (Deut. 19:6; 1 Sam. 25:37; Ps. 4:7; 12:2; 27:14). A man may love God with all his heart.
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