“Guard your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.”
This is a true statement whether we consider it from a physical aspect or from the spiritual aspect.
We are advised to give consideration to what we eat and drink; we must consider enough exercise but not too much exercise; we must rest enough, we must drink sufficient amounts of water; oh, the list is longer yet of things we must consider to keep our physical hearts in good health.
But where is the list of necessities for the keeping of our “heart,” that part of us that thinks and feels emotions?
We seldom see front pages of magazines offering us instructions as to how we may guard the heart of our spirits. We should ask ourselves why, and we would question why if only we understood the significant importance of the information.
“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” That is information from the Bible; the Community of Science is finding that to be a true statement.
We are advised in the Scriptures to beware of the thoughts we think and of the words we say; we are warned also to be alert regarding the things we allow to enter through the eye gate into the soul. We are told to read the Scriptures daily and to reflect on them continuously. We are told to keep our hearts with all diligence, for out of the heart are the issues of life.
The reality of the two hearts is that the spiritual heart controls and transcends the physical heart. That which flows from the spiritual heart will determine how we live, whether prudently or decadently; whether wisely or foolishly.
There is rising proof within the medical community that the thoughts with which we agree do most profoundly affect our physical health.
If the physical heart ceases to function it does not stop the spiritual heart, which will continue forever.
These are serious matters upon which we must reflect and it is all about knowledge and choice.
From the pages of the Holy Bible we learn how to discern what is profitable for our well-being and what is harmful to us.
If we have no knowledge of these verses of advice then how shall we know the things we are to avoid and the things we are to do? How then shall we make wise choices?
There is no nice way to say that, “It is appointed unto man once to die and after that is the judgment.” Since it is a fact, we must consider the consequences of our choices.
It is Christianity’s most unpopular statement made by Jesus Himself, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no man comes to the Father except by Me.”
To mankind it is the most repulsive and humiliating of actions to kneel and to admit to God that we cannot make our own salvation and that we need Him to save us.
It is the most beautiful of all facts that if we will simply confess our need to Him and ask Him for salvation that He will indeed save us; “He that comes to Me I will in no wise cast out,” said Jesus.
There are absolutes, let no one say otherwise. You will die one day and that is an absolute. That being an absolute truth, what will you do when face to face with Jesus? It will be too late then to make your choice of Him. “Behold NOW is the day of salvation.”
“Lord Jesus, I confess that I have done wrong things and I need salvation from my sin.
I believe that You shed Your blood as the final and complete sacrifice for my sin.
I ask you to come into my heart and life right now; I receive Your free gift of salvation.
When I see You Jesus I want You to say to me, “Enter into the home prepared for you My child since the foundation of the Earth.”
In Your Name Jesus I pray, and I give to You thanks for Your Promise of my home in Heaven with You. Amen