In Others’ Words: Peace Like a River
I read this verse yesterday — Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. — and knew it would be the focus of today’s post.
The Old Testament perspective of the heart encompassed a person’s physical, mental and spiritual life. So guarding the heart was significant because an unprotected heart put so much in danger: your actions, your thoughts, your faith journey.
And here’s an interesting observation on the word “diligence”: In the original Hebrew, diligence means to watch over your heart like a guard watches over a prison.
It would be easy for me to have read that verse and heard a rebuke — an “I’m so disappointed in how you’re not protecting your heart” message whispered to me by God.
But that’s not what happened.
Reading those words were more of a gentle reminder to keep my guard up from the Father-God who loves me with an everlasting, unshakeable love.
I just wanted to share that reminder with you today.
In Your Words: How’s your heart? Are you keeping your guard up?
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