(Proverbs 6:18 KJV) An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
It is sad how often our physical responses reflect what is really going on inside. We live in a culture that tries to blame all of our troubles on our environment. Thus we have a society of victims instead of people refusing to accept responsibility for their actions. It is true that our surroundings have an effect on us. Look at food. How many are looking forward to a few honeyed locusts for dessert? For some in the world that is a rare delicacy. Americans like their milk. For many that is disgusting. Other tastes are built in. We kept sugar from our first born for a long time. He did not need to be conditioned to like it. It was built in.
The condition of our “heart” (3820) has a lot to say which way our “feet” (7272) will “run” (7323). The condition of our heart does depend on something outside, the grace of God. The thing is we have a say in whether God’s grace does its work.
So? Make sure your garden is weeded before you start giving lectures in horticulture.