Through my Bible study this week, one thing I dealt with was this:
ABOVE ALL, guard your heart for it affects everything you do.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
So putting those ABOVE ALL verses together,
Guard your heart because it is deceiving and it affects everything you do.
So how do we guard the heart?
1. being in right relationship with the Lord through prayer, study, and memorization
Hide God’s Word in your heart SO THAT YOU won’t sin against Him. -Psalm 119
2. Accountability: who is someone who you have told to TELL YOU LIKE IT IS and they do it? We need that in our lives.
3. Avoid long lengths of isolation- when we are alone, our heart can deceive us.
4. Be aware of the progressive nature of sin. starts off slow or a little and builds. that can be your thoughts, bitterness, in action, etc.
So looking at this, seek it out with the Lord so that we will guard our hearts ABOVE ALL.
Glory to Him-