Saturday, May 2, 2020
Daily Devotion: The Heart
Bible Reading: Proverbs 4:23-27
Key Verse: Verse 23 - “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
Key Words: Keep thy heart
The word keep carries the idea of guarding. It also means to reel in, like having a fish on the end of your fishing line and bringing it in. Keeping your heart under control is the idea.
So what exactly is the heart? It’s the inner person; it’s the seat of your emotions, appetites, desires. So we are to keep in check, guard our inner emotions, appetites and desires.
I once read about a well-to-do family who hired a nanny (maid) for the sole purpose of taking care of their spoiled four-year-old son. One day the boy was constantly crying so the mother asked the maid what the problem was. The maid responded that he “wanted something he shouldn’t have.” The mother scolded the maid and told her to “let him have what he wanted”…so she did. A moment later the little fellow cried out with a loud painful scream. Again the mother asked, “Now, what’s wrong?” to which the maid replied, “He wanted a wasp and he got it.”
Letting our heart have its way can result in some painful life experiences.
What to do:
✞ Make sure you truly know who you’re giving your heart to before giving it away.
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