“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23 NLT).


Solomon instructed his son to guard his heart. In other words, he wanted his son to be careful about where his passions and desires led him. Certainly Solomon was an example of a man who ultimately let his heart overrule his head. He started out well with God, leading his people with wisdom. But in his later years succumbed to the lust of the heart for foreign women and their false gods.
How do we guard our hearts? What our hearts love and go after seem almost too powerful for our minds to control. Yet, we can give our hearts to the Lord. Loving and pursuing Him with all our heart, our passions are brought into alignment with His passion. We love as He loves. We desire what He desires.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help us to guard our hearts today, so that we only want what You want. Fill us with Your Spirit and let us walk under the Spirit’s leading today. Help us to love what You love and hate what You hate. Our hearts are Yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen.