Today’s Big Question:
What are you doing with your heart, mouth, and eyes?
Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 4:23-25
Guard your heart above all else,
for it is the source of life.
Don’t let your mouth speak dishonestly,
and don’t let your lips talk deviously.
Let your eyes look forward;
fix your gaze straight ahead.
Other scriptures referenced in today’s episode:
And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, (Ezekiel 11:19 )
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart. (Luke 6:45)
I, wisdom, share a home with shrewdness
and have knowledge and discretion.
To fear the Lord is to hate evil.
I hate arrogant pride, evil conduct,
and perverse speech. (Proverbs 8:12-13)
The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate,
but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse. (Proverbs 10:32)
The discerning sets his face toward wisdom, but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth. (Prov 17:24)
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. (Hebrews 12:1b-2a)
“The heart is the “master-control” of the life; a wrong heart always produces a wrong life. To allow sin into the heart is to pollute the entire life… “The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates. The Lord is pondering (examining) our lives (Pr 5:21, 15:3, Je 17:10, 2Chr 16:9), and we must examine them too (cp 2Co 13:5). Live in God’s Word and He will protect your path, direct your path, and perfect your path, for the glory of Jesus Christ.” - Warren Wiersbe
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