An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Monday, August 7, 2023

Heart Warnings

(Pro 7:25 KJV)  Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.

The word translated “heart” (3820) here is the most common Hebrew word for this but it is much deeper than you might think.  In our common modern usage we tend to think of the heart as the center of our emotions and feelings.  We would use the term “follow your heart” and in this case mean exactly what Solomon is warning us against.  

The heart in this sense is easily manipulated.  It is subject to change for reasons that could lead to disaster.  I don’t think we can or should turn off our emotions but they are dangerous when it comes to guidance.  

So?  Make sure that you have a solid foundation.  Don’t ignore the law just because we are under grace.  It is there to help you know right from wrong, something your heart often ignores. 

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