KEEP YOUR HEART
"Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." (Proverbs 4:23)
You must have heard about a gatekeeper-someone who guards the entrance into or exit from a premises. You also know about a housekeeper-someone paid to look after the management of a household. How about a bookkeeper? He is someone who records the transactions of a business. But have you heard of a heart-keeper? That is a special, solemn task that God has assigned to you as a Christian youth.
As a heart-keeper, you must control what goes in and out of your heart. Like Job, you must keep watch over your eye-gate and also be a housekeeper. You must manage the affairs of your life with carefulness. You need to be a record-keeper too. You must keep an account of your affairs from day-to-day.
By allowing immoral thoughts, Amnon lured Tamar, his half-sister, into incest. How is your heart today? As a youth, the thoughts and actions you engage in could either make or mar your future. So, you need to watch, pray, and trust God, and you will overcome all evil thoughts in Jesus` name.
Challenge: It is your duty to keep your heart.
Prayer: Purer in heart O Christ, let me be.
Further Reading: Mark 7: 18-23
Source: The Bible