The most important organ in your body is your heart. It is truly amazing. Your heart is designed to beat constantly without ever getting tire. It runs on its own, regulating the rate at which it pumps without needing instructions. Every other part of your body is dependent on the heart. When you have a problem with your heart, every other part of your body will have problems as well.
Doctors and nutritionists are constantly telling us to take good care of our hearts. Eat right and exercise regularly. Whether you follow those instructions or not, you understand what is at stake – without a healthy heart, nothing in your body can really be healthy.
But this today I want to talk about our “other” heart. Not the physical, but the spiritual side of us, and how important it is to pay very close attention to our spiritual heart.
King Solomon writes to us in Proverbs chapter 4 and instructs us to guard our hearts. He was not talking about the organ that resides in our chest; he uses the word “heart” to describe the core of our being.
Scripture - Proverbs 4:20-23 - “My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
You must guard your heart because:
- It is extremely valuable.
- Your heart is constantly under attack.
I believe in spiritual warfare. We have an enemy who is determined to destroy us (faith, walk with God, influence, marriage, family, potential, and your future) He not only opposes God, but he opposed everything aligned to God – including us.
How do we guard our hearts?
- Daily exposure to the truth of God’s Word
- We must be cautious about who and what we allow to influence us
- Keep your heart in tune with the Holy Spirit
- What kinds of things attack our hearts?
- How do we guard our hearts?
- Why would Solomon say we should guard our hearts "above all else?"
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