Guard Your Heart

I saw an interesting crime story on television. The police in this particular city came up on a bank robbery in progress. The police chief, when he arrived at the scene, ordered all exits from the bank to be covered to prevent the robbers from escaping through one of the exits. Later the policeman-in-charge of the operation at the scene reported back to the chief that everyone in the bank was unhurt but that the robbers had escaped with the money. The chief asked how that could be since he had ordered all exits to be covered. The policeman-in-charge responded, “The robbers didn’t get out the exits. They disguised themselves and went out through the entrance.”

That may serve as an illustration of what could go wrong in our lives as Christians. It’s altogether possible for us to cover the exits of our lives—not wanting anyone to see anything wrong or unseemly come from our lives—and yet not be so vigilant in guarding the entrance to our lives. We do this when we allow evil to enter through our hearts and minds without seeking to protect ourselves from these spiritual attacks. The Bible warns, “Guard your hearts…” (Prov. 4:23). Jesus taught “out of the heart proceeds all things”.The writer of Proverbs instructs “As a (person) thinks in his heart, so is he.” So if we are to do battle against evil, we must be careful to guard our hearts.

Devotedly yours,

Pastor Ron

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