Jesus challenges me to be vigilant. If I don’t pay attention, I will drift. Jesus has given me the way of wisdom. May I pay attention and not reject him.
Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.” ~King Solomon | Source: Proverbs 4:23
I must watch over my heart. The main thing to pay attention to is my heart. From my heart comes what I think, what I say and what I do. It starts with my heart.
Life starts with my heart. It is easy to believe my heart isn’t important but it is the key. David knew it. Solomon knew it. Jesus focused on it and challenges me to pay attention.
David was known as a man after God’s own heart. May I learn enough to have that said of me. Now that is a real goal to have.
The good news is the Jesus gives me a new heart. I am a new creation in Him. That is amazing to consider. I have been born again.
According to the Bible, the heart is the center not only of spiritual activity, but of all the operations of human life.
The heart is the “home of the personal life,” and hence a man is designated, according to his heart, wise, upright and righteous, pious and good.
The heart is also the seat of the conscience. It is naturally wicked, and hence it can contaminate my whole life and character. Hence the heart must be changed, regenerated, before a man can willingly obey God.
The process of salvation begins in the heart by the believing reception of the testimony of God, while the rejection of that testimony hardens the heart. “Hardness of heart” evidences itself by light views of sin; partial acknowledgment and confession of it; pride and conceit; ingratitude; unconcern about the word and ordinances of God; inattention to divine providences; stifling convictions of conscience; shunning reproof; presumption, and general ignorance of divine things.”
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God. | 1 John 3:19–21 (NASB95)