Jeremiah 17:5-10 NKJV
5 Thus says the Lord : “Cursed is the man who trusts in man And makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert, And shall not see when good comes, But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, In a salt land which is not inhabited.
7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord , And whose hope is the Lord.
8 For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.
GUARD YOUR HEART
9 “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?
10 I, the Lord , search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.