GUARD YOUR HEART

GUARD YOUR HEART

Proverbs 4:20-23 (NKJV) 20 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

The last part of these verses that I would like to look at is verse 23: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.”  The word “keep” means to watch, and to guard.  God told Adam to keep the garden, and God is telling us to keep, guard, and watch our hearts.

Our heart is where all life is, and God knows that if we do not watch what gets into our hearts, we can let the enemy control us.  Our heart is not the pump in our physical body, but the spirit man within us.  That is the real us, the one that is born-again when we receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. 

Peter said in, 1 Peter 2:2, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”  When we are born again, our spirit is new and alive unto God, and now needs to be filled with His Word and protected from the junk in this world.  That is why it is so important that we are careful about what we watch, and what we listen to, because our heart can be hurt by the junk in this world.  Paul said in 1 Timothy 4:2, “…having their own conscience seared with a hot iron.”

We do not want that to happen.  We want to stay soft and pliable before God.  So today, watch what gets into your heart, and let the good things of God fill you.

Confession: I am careful about what gets into my heart.  I make a decision not to watch or listen to things that would sear my conscience.  I make a decision to grow into the person God wants me to be.

 Today’s Bible Reading

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Jeremiah 44:24 – 47:7

2 Timothy 2:22 – 3:17

Psalms 94

Proverbs 26:6-8

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 50:11-46, Jeremiah 51:1-14

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Timothy 3

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 119:89-96

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : Jeremiah 50:11-46, Jeremiah 51:1-14

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : 2 Timothy 3

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 119:89-96