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Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” What, how, and why

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” What: Guard your heart Keep your heart (ESV/NKJV), watch over your heart (NAS), guard your heart (HCSB/NET/NIV)

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” What: Guard your heart Keep your heart (ESV/NKJV), watch over your heart (NAS), guard your heart (HCSB/NET/NIV) How: Above All Else With all vigilance (ESV/NET), above all else (HCSB/NIV), with all diligence (NAS/NKJV)

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” What: Guard your heart Keep your heart (ESV/NKJV), watch over your heart (NAS), guard your heart (HCSB/NET/NIV) How: Above All Else With all vigilance (ESV/NET), above all else (HCSB/NIV), with all diligence (NAS/NKJV) Why: It Is the Source of Live From it flow the springs of life (ESV/NAS), It is the source of life (HCSB), It is the wellspring of life (NIV)

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” • There is no part of the way that you live that doesn’t flow from your heart. • There is no part of your life that your heart does not affect.

Jeremiah 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who

Jeremiah 17: 9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Genesis 6: 5 Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the

Genesis 6: 5 Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” • There is no part of the way that you live that doesn’t flow from your heart. • There is no part of your life that your heart does not affect. Gen 6: 5

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” • There is no part of the way that you live that doesn’t flow from your heart. • There is no part of your life that your heart does not affect. Gen 6: 5 + Prov 4: 23

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life” • There is no part of the way that you live that doesn’t flow from your heart. • There is no part of your life that your heart does not affect. Gen 6: 5 + Prov 4: 23 Rom 3: 10 -12

Romans 3: 10 -12 None is righteous, not one; no one understands; no one

Romans 3: 10 -12 None is righteous, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.

Ezekiel 36: 26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new

Ezekiel 36: 26 And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.

Romans 6: 17 -18 Thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves

Romans 6: 17 -18 Thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and having been set free from sin, have become slaves to righteousness.

John Flavel The heart of man is his worst part before salvation, and it

John Flavel The heart of man is his worst part before salvation, and it is his best part after it.

Richard Baxter Till the Spirit has regenerated the soul, all outward religion will be

Richard Baxter Till the Spirit has regenerated the soul, all outward religion will be but a dead and pitiful thing. . . to make up a religion of doing or saying something that is good, while the heart is void of the Spirit of Christ, and sanctifying grace, is the hypocrites religion.

Romans 6: 17 a Thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves

Romans 6: 17 a Thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves to sin have become obedient from the heart

Charles Spurgeon The poison of the soul is only sin, and this is like

Charles Spurgeon The poison of the soul is only sin, and this is like to poison in many respects. Poison, wherever it enters, stays not there, but diffuseth itself all over the body, and never ceaseth till it has infected all. Such is the nature of sin; enter where it will it creeps from one member of the body to another, and from the body to the soul, till it has infected the whole man; and then from man to man, till the whole family; and stays not there, but runs like a wildfire, from family to family, till it has poisoned a whole town, and so a whole country, and a whole kingdom. Woeful experience proves this true.

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Psalm 119: 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding

Psalm 119: 9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to Your Word. With my whole heart I seek You; let me not wander from Your Commandments.

Seek God with all your heart! “With my whole heart I seek you” Psalm

Seek God with all your heart! “With my whole heart I seek you” Psalm 119: 9

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it

Guard Your Heart Proverbs 4: 23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life”

1 Kings 11: 1 -4 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with

1 Kings 11: 1 -4 Now King Solomon loved many foreign women along with the daughter of Pharaoh: Moabite, Ammonite, Edomite, Sidonian, and Hittite women, from the nations concerning which the Lord had said to the sons of Israel, “You shall not associate with them, nor shall they associate with you, for they will surely turn your heart away after their gods. ” Solomon held fast to these in love. He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines, and his wives turned his heart away.

1 Kings 11: 1 -4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his

1 Kings 11: 1 -4 For when Solomon was old, his wives turned his heart away after other gods; and his heart was not wholly devoted to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father had been.

Diligently Guard Depend on Grace

Diligently Guard Depend on Grace

CJ Mahaney We study our hearts in the shadow of the cross as a

CJ Mahaney We study our hearts in the shadow of the cross as a means of protecting our hearts from the daily presence and opposition of sin. If you don't watch, you'll inevitably weaken.

Do you sense a presence or an absence of affections for God in your

Do you sense a presence or an absence of affections for God in your heart?

Are you content to ignore “just a little bit of sin” in your life?

Are you content to ignore “just a little bit of sin” in your life?

How do your prayers reflect the vigilance with which you guard your heart?

How do your prayers reflect the vigilance with which you guard your heart?

What lures your heart away from God? How vigilantly do you flee from this?

What lures your heart away from God? How vigilantly do you flee from this?

Consider what you did in your free time last week? What was the effect

Consider what you did in your free time last week? What was the effect of this on your heart?

Do your entertainment choices and use of free time reflect that you are guarding

Do your entertainment choices and use of free time reflect that you are guarding your heart above all else?

Does your daily routine— particularly your pursuit of God in His Word—reflect that you

Does your daily routine— particularly your pursuit of God in His Word—reflect that you are guarding your heart above all else?

No Leapfrog! Don’t clean the pipes; Guard the wellspring

No Leapfrog! Don’t clean the pipes; Guard the wellspring