Let’s take a look at what Jesus tells us about our heart and what we should ask of him regarding it. First Jesus tells us something that may be difficult for us to admit to ourselves,
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9
Well this just busted the bubble in the hearts of many of the world. Many say, “Just follow your heart!”, when it comes time to make a decision, but we see why we shouldn’t do that! The heart is deceitful! It is very important that we understand this! We should only follow Jesus and what his word teaches us. It is very important that we keep our heart, protect it, feed it the right things, and never listen to only what our heart says, as we see that sometimes it can deceive us.
“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23
Our heart is very important, all of the issues of life are contained within and we should watch that we are led by Jesus and not manipulated by our emotions. Here’s how:
“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” Psalm 119:11
Here we see that we need to feed our heart the word of God and hide it within so that we will never be led astray by what is within. If from within our heart is only God’s words. Let our heart be sound, never swaying, or compromising.
“Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.” Psalm 119:80, We need to allow God to work on our heart as Davis has said,
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” Psalm 50:10
These are just a few things that we see in God’s word that will help us to better understand ourselves. That we should follow Jesus always, listen to his voice, and follow his commandments, rather that following other things such as our own heart despite what the world may say.