Proverbs is full of great wisdom that will enable believers to live lives of purity and power. The scripture today talks about the responsibility of the believer in regards to the heart. The writer states that guarding the heart is above all else, therefore making it a priority.
“If the seed doesn’t get planted, it can’t become a toxic thornbush. We must guard our minds and our hearts, starting with our eyes.” Unknown
This is the key to living a life full of God’s best. Guarding your heart to keep out things that poison your faith is of the upmost importance. Not only keeping out the negative it is as important to allow faith builders to get in.
Guarding your heart means, keeping watch over what we hear, see and taste. In other words, we need to pay attention to who we are listening to, what we are watching, and what we partake in.
Often times people confuse the mind and the heart. I look at it this way what we think about gets into our heart and then we act on it. What we think about is vital in how we act in life. If we think negative then we will be negative if we think positive then we think positive.
In Romans 8:5 it says, “Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit.”
So our minds and hearts are connected. It is vital that we guard them so we can stay in step with God not our flesh or the worlds way of thinking.
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45
God wants us to produce good fruit and not evil fruit. This is why it is so important to guard our hearts, the world will know us by our good works which is a product of what is in our heart.