Guarding Your Heart by Doug Tegner

Guarding Your Heart
Doug Tegner

Sinkholes in Fl Earth gives way due to a rut and water table collapse
Computer Virus (Trojan horse)
Car with electrical problem out of sync, affects everything repairman: By the way, it's now this and this and this
Oak tree washed up on shore, looked awesome, inside was burned and bugs had eaten out the core

Our lives as well! Something little is wrong...don't see it, can't find it, keep putting it off...symptoms show up more and more

Our hearts have seasons! Have you noticed that your inner person, your soul, might go through seasons of change and you cannot pinpoint exactly why ... Our hearts can become COLD, or SOUR, or HOT for God, or RESTLESS, or FULL OF JOY AND STRENGTH, or APATHETIC, or DISILLUSIONED, or ANGRY, or ...


PROV. 4:23

HEART in scripture
Inner Person Soul
Emotions Reason Will
How you feel and think

Center of our
JOY Jn 16:22
DESIRES Mt 5:28
AFFECTIONS Ac 21:13
PERCEPTIONS Jn 12:40
REASONINGS Mk 2:6
IMAGINATIONS Lk 1:51
CONSCIENCE Ac 2:37
THOUGHTS Mt 9:4
WILL TO CHOOSE Ro 6:17
FAITH Ro 10:10

Hebrew word picture = A Fort or castle in the midst of attack
-Surrounded by enemies outside
-Betrayed by treacherous citizens inside
-Soldiers are watching w/ danger of suffering death

ABOVE ALL ELSE ... GUARD YOUR HEART
NASB = KEEP YOUR HEART WITH ALL DILIGENCE

KEEP WATCH / GUARD =
Examine, Observe, Look at, Maintain, put in order

ABOVE ALL ELSE / WITH ALL DILIGENCE
Guard with a double guard, look at narrowly, precisely
Be sure the treasury is kept safe

Keep with all keeping; a double guard; above all other guarding

WHY GIVE THE HEART SO MUCH ATTNTION?

FOR IT IS THE WELLSPRING OF LIFE
NASB = FOR OUT OF IT FLOW THE ISSUES OF LIFE

It is the source of all of life!
Spring / Direction / Flow
Boundaries and Flavor of life

JESUS = MARK 7: 14-23
In debate and discussion ...


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