Guard Your Heart: Proverbs 4:23

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Proverbs 4:23 (NLT)

God’s Word has the power to transform your heart. Reading the scriptures and meditating on God’s Word opens your heart, enlightening and renewing your thoughts and actions. A transformed heart that is right and pure has the right beliefs and focuses on God’s Word.

Like David, in Psalm, 51:10 we need to pray: “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

In 1 Samuel 16:17b, The Lord says to Samuel: “People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

God’s Word can strengthen and heal your heart; guide you in wisdom. Guard your heart; follow the right path, allow God to direct your steps, to keep you from evil.


23-27 Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.

Proverbs 4:23-27 (MSG)

Will you let God’s Word guide your heart and direct your path?

Prayer; Lord, create in me a clean heart, guide my path. Teach me to guard my heart, to keep my eyes focused on You, and to resist evil. Let my words and actions be acceptable in Your sight. Like the flowers of the bleeding heart plant reflect sunlight, let my heart reflect the light of Christ. Amen.

I believe in the power of prayer. If you need prayer, I would be glad to pray for you. Leave a comment or message me on the contact page.🌺

6 thoughts on “Guard Your Heart: Proverbs 4:23

  1. Everything we do flows from our heart and mind and so guarding it truly does make an impact in how we live. This verse is powerful.
    Thank you for choosing this verse today. I was thinking of showing something to my son to reinforce this thought and at the apt time this verse comes through. Thank you Jeanne.
    Blessings to you πŸ€—πŸŒΊ

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    1. Hi Manu, glad that the verse was a good fit; for your needs. It is wonderful how God provides the scripture we need when we need it. I know I’ve experienced that in daily devotionals. It is glorious how our hearts become transformed and enlightened when we focus on God’s Word. Thank you for your kind words; it is always good to hear from you! Have a great week! πŸ’–πŸ’πŸŒΊ

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