Thursday, April 9, 2015


“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)

 I was a counselor at a camp a couple years ago and the theme was “Guard Your Heart.” We focused on Proverbs 4, especially verse 23. I know that the sermons were aimed at the youth, but I learned quite a bit myself. Unless you attend my church or one like it, you may not hear that much about guarding your heart anymore. Many Christians have chosen to follow a more compromised path. And it is not just about remaining pure, your heart can be easily persuaded by impulses or feelings and lead to bad decisions in many areas of life beyond relationships. Genesis 25:27-34 tells how Esau gave up his birthright for some stew. He made a decision based off of impulse and short-sightedness; it was all about what he wanted at that moment, and he had to live with that decision for the rest of his life. We cannot see what is down the road, but “the heart wants what the heart wants” is not a good enough reason to steer your course in the wrong direction.

I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!


  1. Good reminder. I always try to remember there are long term costs to every decision.


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