Wednesday, March 4, 2009

"Just Follow Your Heart"

Today, as I was working in my Bible Study I am reminded that a lot of what we are taught or what we think we know may not line up with Gods Word. I have been studying about our moods and the heart. How we can control our moods, because it is a choice we make and what God has to say about our Heart. May I just say that the Bible is full of scriptures on the heart.

Proverbs 28:26 "He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool, but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered".

Mark 7:21-23 "For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness, All these evil things come from within, and defile the man."

Deut 11:16, I Samuel 16:7 and the list goes on and on.

How many times have we heard the phrase for any situation"just follow your heart". After doing my Bible Study this morning I don't think that is such a good idea any longer, I need to just follow the LORD. I want to have a clean, pure, compassioante, tender, teachable heart for the Lord


chadandnikki said...

You are so right. Following your heart can get you in big trouble.

Phil said...

I love reading your posts, they always point UPward.. a goal of mine. You're so right.. we need to follow HIS heart and not our own. Good post, and Happy Birthday!

jamielynn said...

It isn't a good idea,
Jeremiah 17:9 says "The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked; who can know it?"

When people tell me to follow my heart, I always remember that verse.