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Security Measures: Staying Smart about Guarding our Heart
June 20, 2021
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Proverbs 4:20-27

Security Measures: Staying Smart about Guarding our Heart

June 20, 2021 / Proverbs 4:20-27

Matthew 5:8 – Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Proverbs 27:19 – As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.

Proverbs 4:20-2720 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

Proverbs 4:23 – Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it.

 

Staying smart about guarding our heart includes…

#1 – The endless of scriptural

 

Proverbs 4:20-2220 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

Deuteronomy 11:18 – Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.

2 Timothy 3:16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Proverbs 4:21 – Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart.

 

How seriously & frequently am I approaching the Bible?

 

Staying smart about guarding our heart includes…

#2 – Performing some .

 

Watch

Proverbs 4:24 – Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

Perversity – עִקְּשׁות -ʿiqqᵊšûṯ – distortion, crookedness

Proverbs 12:22 – The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.

Leviticus 19:11 – Do not lie. Do not deceive one another.

 

Forget

Proverbs 4:25 – Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

Philippians 3:13 – Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead…

Isaiah 43:18 – Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

 

Choose

Proverbs 4:26 – Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

 

Choose well…who we’re around.

Proverbs 12:26 – The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray

Proverbs 21:9 – Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.

 

Choose well…what we do.

Luke 14:28-30 – 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

Proverbs 22:7 -The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Philippians 4:6-7 – 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

 

 

 

 

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