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The Heart

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23)  Our heart, our feelings of love and desire dictates to a great extent how we live because we always find time to do what we enjoy. Jesus told His disciples “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”. We should be careful of what we treasure, keeping our hearts clean before God, not allowing worldly things to stain our heart for the things of God. What we place in our hearts will manifest in our character. Out of the heart the mouth speak, and what’s in our heart will manifest in our actions. The Word of God cannot be in our hearts, if we don’t take the time to read His Word and allow the Word of God to cleanse us from the things of the world we may have seen, or heard. Sin is all around, but it doesn’t have to be in us.

Guide

For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death – Psalm 48:14  As surely as we have been born, there is a day appointed to each of us to die. When death comes, will our soul be anchored in the Lord or will we be living according to the world standards? Each of us have to answer to God for our obedience or disobedience to His Word, self-affliction as well as what we have done to others. God will guide us to where we will spend eternity whether it’s heaven or hell. Yes, God loves us each us, but He has also given us  instructions in how we should live our lives according to His standards, His love will not stop us from entering into hell if we decide we would rather reject and His instructions and His Son. Think about where will you spend eternity?

Reverence

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of  the Holy (Holy One) is understanding – Proverbs 9:10  The “wisdom of God” is used  as to refer to the higher perspective by which God understands things that man is incapable of understanding. It can refer to the understanding which a Christian should have in life as well as the wisdom that can be seen as a type of Christ, who is our wisdom and have promised, He has given us wisdom in all things pertaining to life. God is God alone and besides Him there is no other God; He is the Creator of the universe and all that is in the universe. Everything is He’s, He has just given it to us on a loan until it’s time for us to receive what eyes has not seen nor ears has heard or hasn’t entered into the heart the wonderful things God has in store for us as we receive the things that heaven is waiting for us to receive.