A Bible Devotion

Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Keep Your Heart With All Diligence

PROVERBS 4:23 NKJ 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

You have probably heard the saying concerning computers, "Input equals output." Or, the more popular term, "Garbage in, garbage out."

That does not apply to just computers, but also to human beings. If what we feed in is bad, we cannot expect the results to be good.

Today we are constantly bombarded with messages on every side. Everyone wants to influence us to do something -- usually to buy their product or service.

Distraction is a major problem we face. Because of the information overload we must deal with, it is easy to be distracted from what is most important: God's Word.

It is not so much that the information we are feeding into our hearts and minds is necessarily bad, just that it can easily crowd out what is most important from our lives.

PROVERBS 4:20-22 NKJ 20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.

God's Word is not just another message, but something with life in it. Just because your senses are not aware of the life emanating from God's Word is no proof. Nuclear radiation is also unseen and unfelt -- but, as we know, can quickly kill you. God's Word is the opposite -- it radiates life.

HEBREWS 4:12 BBE 12 For the word of God is living and full of power, and is sharper than any two-edged sword, cutting through and making a division even of the soul and the spirit, the bones and the muscles, and quick to see the thoughts and purposes of the heart.

God is our Source of existence. In His Word is a deposit of life from Him which we require to live and operate optimally. Unless you continue feeding on the Word of God, you will live below what God intended for you.

SAY THIS: I will keep my heart with all diligence. I will feed in the Word of God which gives life.


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