The Heart of the Matter – Guarding Your Heart

“Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the well-spring of life.” Proverbs 4:23

I am sure by now you are familiar with that verse, or at least have heard the phrase, “guard your heart.” Have you ever stopped to really grasp what that means?

It is not all about love, but it applies to every aspect of our lives. In order for us to guard our hearts, we need to know what we are guarding it from. You are guarding yourself from sin, lies, gossip, and anything that compromises the Word of God. It could be movies or TV shows you watch, music that you listen to, books you read, or friends that you hang out with. It could be your relationships. Take a look deeper and see. Pray that God reveals to you areas where you specifically need to guard your heart.

These areas are crucial to your spiritual being. The Word says that your heart is “the well-spring of life.” Going back to the Hebrew language, we find that “guard” means to preserve, guard from danger, and to be blockaded. Your heart is so much more than you may initially think. You heart that it is referring to is “in your mind, will, understanding, inner part, knowledge, thinking, reflection, memory, inclination, resolution, determination (of will), conscience, as seat of appeals, as seat of emotions and passions. The “wellspring” is the source. Your heart is your source of life. Whatever you fill your heart with is what is going to flow from it – it can be life or it can be death. Any impurities that you allow into your heart when you put your guard down are polluting your life and have the potential to kill your spiritual being!

In the world today it can be so hard to guard your heart. When you are out there you are constantly bombarded with impurity and sin. Guarding your heart can be a challenge. But it is possible!

Take a moment and think about it. What are some things that you need to guard your heart from better?

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. leeleegirl4
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 21:23:12

    I need to think about this post. Let the words soak into my brain and seep down into my heart. This topic is huge with me right now.

    P.S. I think this blog is phenominal


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