Saturday, June 20, 2009

Guard your Heart

Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart fo it is the wellspring of life."
1Kings 11:4 "As Soloman grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods."

What incredible power the heart wields! The power to turn a man who had been visited by God; not once, but twice. To turn him away from this God to other gods. Away from the living God, to the various gods of his many, many wives. As he held fast to his wives, he lost hold his firm grip on the hand of God.
How powerful the human heart; it turns the trajectory of a human life no matter what the stage. Age does not preclude foolishness nor does wisdom. Guard your heart.
The widowed man, walking with God, in loneliness takes in a younger woman and rejects his God, his family and his church, for her. The wronged wife rejects her husband's repentance and moves in with another man against the wisdom of God and the counsel of friends; losing friends, church, stability.
How powerful the human heart to lead to its own destruction. Like an addict that must have a fix-the unguarded heart leads to the slavery of feelings and finally captivity. The heart, unguarded, must have its way and that is the way to destruction.
Guard your heart!


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