Guard Your Heart
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
"Follow your heart." This is a phrase that I'm sure you've heard of before. However, you should not follow your heart because it is wicked. In Jeremiah 17:9 it says, "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" It's crucial to guard your heart so that the world will not influence it. Jesus gave an excellent illustration of the heart in one of His parables. The parable was about a seed that was planted on the soft tilled ground and the stony ground. The seed on the stony ground did not grow, but the seeds on the soft, nourished soil did. When you guard your heart and nourish it in the Bible it will be receptive to God and His will for your life, but if you let your guard down, then your heart will turn to stone as you begin to reject truth and God. Always make sure that you nourish your heart in Bible reading, prayer, and fellowship with Jesus so that your heart is tender to God, and yet bristly to sin and the devil.
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