Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. (Prov. 4:23 NIV)
When the LORD talks about our hearts in His Word, He means our spirit—the real us. And more importantly, if we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, our hearts hold the most precious treasure of all—Him! So the most important thing we will ever do once we receive Jesus is guard our hearts.
When Jesus comes into our hearts, whatever we see and hear and think and do, Jesus experiences—good or bad. If we experience things against God’s Word, it hurts Jesus’ heart, our hearts, and can hurt others’ hearts, too.
But if we follow God’s Word and live it, guarding our hearts and keeping wrong things out, it brings Jesus honor and great joy, and we have great joy too. It also helps other people want to know Him!
So by guarding our hearts, we fulfill the reason we’re alive—to enjoy Jesus and help others want to be His friend!
What are some ways you are guarding your heart to help others know how good He is?