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Proverbs 4:23 - Guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life

NIV Above all else, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.
KJV Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
NASBWatch over your heart with all diligence,
For from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23


Proverbs 4 is filled with instruction on how to gain wisdom and have lives that are full and complete. Then near the end of the chapter the writer says, "above all else, guard your heart". Why is this so important? Because our hearts guide and direct all that we do. Every word that comes out of our mouth starts in the heart. All of our actions and choices are driven by the desires of the heart. We often spend large sums of money to guard our earthly possessions. The government spends untold fortunes to guard our nation. But God tells us that it is even more important to guard our hearts. If we don't it can lead to spiritual ruin! Who we are in Christ is being formed in our hearts. If we let them be filled with perverse or unrighteous things we live at odds to God's purposes. Ask God to show you the areas of your heart that need guarding as you enter the new year.

Today's commentary by:
Caesar Kalinowski, Pastor, Soma Communities

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