Why should we guard our hearts?
Proverbs 4:23 tells us why.
There are several translations of this verse, each giving us insight into the wisdom of this statement.
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.
Above everything else guard your heart, because from it flow the springs of life.
Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
Keep your heart with all caution because from it is the outgoing of life.
Guard your heart more than anything else, because the source of your life flows from it.
If our hearts need guarding, it must be that there is something to protect them from.
If anything can draw our hearts and minds away from God in any measure, we must put up our guard against it.
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