“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23. All of us have a secret garden of the heart. How we tend it will determine what speech and behavior it produces. Guarding what we take into our hearts and monitoring our response will determine what takes root there. […]
“You in faithfulness have afflicted me.” Psalm 119:75. God brings our sins to the surface of our consciousness in order to remove them from our lives. He carefully applies pressure just where it’s needed. Never does He arbitrarily break us. On the contrary, His plan is to work on our sinful self-sufficiency, greed, lust, and […]
“…guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” Proverbs 4:23. One sinful act sometimes ruins a life. Uzziah had been a marvelous king for nearly 50 years. But he was smitten with leprosy for intruding into the work that God had reserved exclusively for priests. It’s frightening to think that a single act […]
“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7. Our choices often have a reach and impact that we could never imagine. The choices we make today produce the consequences we reap tomorrow. It’s far better to avoid sin in the first place than […]
“The floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall.” Matthew 7:25 When it comes to building our spiritual foundation, it must be strong and secure. Christ made it clear that to survive the storms of life, we must be anchored to the Rock of Ages.