Many see the Word of God. . .few observe!
Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
23 Above all else, guardf your heart, for everything you do flows from it.g
This scripture has been a key verse in my mind for many years. It speaks of the tenderness of a person's heart and the need to pay attention to it.
It is just like my young grandsons, they do not fully understand the danger that a road presents. They need help recognizing a clear boundary that will protect them from passing cars. The heart of a child is carefree and full of wonder. They don’t comprehend the danger!
Our hearts are the same. Life is hard and can leave deep scars on our soul and hearts if we don’t pay attention to it. So, pay attention to your heart as you would a five year old child.
I want to focus on the reason why you should pay attention to the heart and keep it tender. It is the source of life! The Hebrew word towtsa’ah means entry/exit point or the source of life.
Make sure your heart is fresh and tender. Then the Word of God can easily soak in and guide your soul.
Cathy and Danny Sartin
f See 2 Ki 10:31
g Pr 10:11; Lk 6:45
The New International Version. (2011). (Pr 4:23). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
(1) Strong, J. (1995). Enhanced Strong’s Lexicon. Woodside Bible Fellowship.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.