Guard your heart!
Proverbs 4:23 Above everything else, guard your heart. Everything you do comes from it.
What do you watch on TV? Who do you listen to? What do you think about? Make sure that what you are watching, listening to and thinking about is good because it will affect your choices and actions! This is what Proverbs 4:23 is talking about.
Above everything else, guard your heart. Everything you do comes from it.
In this Proverb King Solomon was tells us a very important key to living a good life!
Put good in your heart = good choices/actions = good life
For example, if we watch movies with bad language, we will be tempted to use bad language. Then we may get into trouble with our parents and teachers. We should be careful what kinds of shows we watch or video games we play. Or, when things get hard and we think to ourselves ‘I can’t do it. It’s too hard’ we will be tempted to give up and quit. Then we won’t finish our goals. But if we are careful to think positively, we will be determined to work hard and see things through. Then good things will happen!
Key message – be careful what you watch, listen to and think about!
Proverbs Challenge – look up and read Proverbs 18:21 in your own Bible!