Guard Your Heart.. Everything Flows From It

Guard your heart, because everything flows from it.
In Matthew 15, some Pharisees asked Jesus why His disciples didn’t observe their tradition of ceremonial hand-washing before they eat? Jesus replied by telling them that hand-washing wasn’t the issue… The issue was, what comes out of their hearts. Then Jesus added, “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you” (Matthew 15:16-20).
Think about those verses… everything we do originates in the heart. That is why the Bible tells us to “guard our heart… far everything flows from it” (Prov. 4:23).
So, how do we guard our heart? We do it by being careful what we watch and read and listen to. Everything…. literally, everything…. starts with a thought. That thought takes root in our heart and eventually leads to action. Jesus said, “…. for from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, etc… ” Everything starts in the heart.
What is the condition of your heart? Are you watching some stuff you don’t need to be watching? Are you reading some stuff you don’t need to be reading? What about your music?
In today’s world, just about anything you want to watch or read or listen to is accessible and… it’s as convenient as your smart-phone. In order for you to watch something, you have to choose to watch it… no one makes you select a channel. So, we can take control of what goes into our hearts.

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