The heart. If it is working well, we are living well. However, when the heart fails us, we are either sick or dead. So, each of us tries to take care of our heart.
What about in the spiritual realm? This devotion will help us focus in on why God tells us to “Guard our heart…”.
The great business of a Christian’s life!
“Guard your heart above all else–for it determines the course of your life!” Proverbs 4:23
The heart is the seat of principles–and the fountain of actions. The eye of God is, and the eye of the Christian ought to be–principally fixed upon it.
The greatest difficulty in conversion–is to win the heart to God.
The greatest difficulty after conversion–is to keep the heart with God.
Here lies the very pinch and stress of religion; here is that that makes the way to life a narrow way, and the gate of Heaven a straight gate.
The keeping and right managing of the heart in every condition–is the great business of a Christian’s life!
“Oh, for a holier heart!
Oh for a heart to hate sin more!
Oh for a heart to love God more–and to walk more closely with Him!
Lord, whatever you deny me–do not deny me such a heart!
Give me a heart to fear You, love You and delight in You!”
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Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001