Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you. Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.
Please read our favorite teacher, Adrian Rogers of Love Worth Finding, How to Guard Your Heart, at Bible Study Tools.
Keep Your Heart with All Diligence
"n the Old Testament the word “heart” is used more than 800 times, but more than 200 times it deals with the thought life, the emotions, the wellsprings of life, those things that motivate and mold us. The Bible calls that the heart."
Adrian Rogers calls this the thought life.
The Majesty of the Thought Life
For as he thinks within himself, so he is. He says to you, "Eat and drink!" But his heart is not with you.
The Thought is the Father of the Deed
" “Sow a thought, reap a deed. Sow a deed, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.” "
What Are You Going to Achieve in Life?
Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
The Mastery of the Thought Life
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
How Am I Going to Guard My Thought Life?
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your word I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
The Ministry of the Thought Life
Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.
Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
Do not turn to the right nor to the left; Turn your foot from evil.
"If you want to know what is in your heart, just listen to what escapes your mouth. Jesus said, “Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." As they say in the country, “What’s down in the well comes up in the bucket.” "
"You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart.