November 24, Sunday

Today’s blog, written by Pastor Young Kim of Grace Covenant Church in Philadelphia, was originally posted on June 4, 2013.

 

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“Guard Your Heart”

Proverbs 4:23-25, 27 (NIV84)

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

We have all seen properties guarded by a secure fence; that’s how we ought to guard our hearts.   Once the heart is breached, all moral and spiritual pollutants from the world will enter our thoughts to our demise.  

So, with what should we guard the heart?  Guard it with God’s word (Eph. 6:17); guard it with prayer (Eph. 6:18); guard it from bitterness (Heb. 12:15); guard it from selfishness (Phil. 2:3). Above all, keep it away from hopelessness (Prov. 13:12). 

But remember this—even if you failed to guard it and the heart is wounded, you can find forgiveness and healing in Jesus!!! 

Prayer: Jesus, I am weak, so I give you my heart.  Let the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you today. Amen.

Bible Reading for Today: Isaiah 40

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