“Guard your heart.”–I’ve said it before. If you grew up or hang out in the Bible bubble you’ve probably said it or at least heard it a few times. Wondering what it even means to “guard your heart”–my friend Sarah directed me to Joy Eggerichs’ wise and over-the-top post. Enjoy:
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the[a] paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways. (Prov 4:20-26)