The BIBLE states, “Keep thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23) One of the greatest backsliders and wisest kings tells us: (1) How to guard the real estate or chattel [YOU] which belongs to The ALMIGHTY GOD; and (2) How to guard “The Real State of YOUR Heart!” Every one of us knows the slippages within our heart. Be honest as you know the desires of your heart because you know what you like and what you don’t like. This is the area I am talking about and we’ve got to fix the heart. Allow me to say one more thing: you cannot fix yourself!
You need the LORD JESUS as He did not die for your car, house, or bank account. He owns all of this stuff. Although God allows you to move around freely, you are GOD’S Real E-State (chattel)!
BRING IT DOWN ON HOME:
Like a fool, king Solomon set his heart to seek wisdom, knowledge, and folly! What madness! The Kingdom of Israel was handed to Solomon on a golden platter (by his father king David, who gave him specific instructions). Like most wayward sons, Solomon got besides himself…he failed David and he disobeyed GOD! After Solomon made a fool of himself, he wrote, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” (Proverbs 1:7)
Let us take king Solomon’s reformed instructions to heart as it will make us better.
Out of the heart flows the issues of life; so lets get guidance for the heart:
A) “Hear the instruction of thy father and forsake not the law of thy mother…for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head and chains about thy neck.” (Proverbs 1:8-9) Whether or not your Earthly father and mother are deceased and/or your Earthly parents are godly or ungodly, you are to obey GOD’S Word; so make the Lord JESUS your Father and adhere to His Words – put GOD first!
B) “Walk not thou in the way with them (SINNERS – greedy of gain which take away the life or lives of others) and refrain thy foot from their path.” (Proverbs 1:15) Solomon says, “My son (and daughter), IF SINNERS ENTICE thee, CONSENT THOU NOT. If they say come with us, let us wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause…let us swallow them up alive as the grave and whole as those that go down into the pit: We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil… Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse…” (Proverbs 1:10-14)
In Summary, hang GOD’S Word (laws and statutes) around your neck. In fact, chain yourself to the LORD (like the woman with the issue of blood caught hold of Jesus’ hem) and not to the foolishness of this World. Whenever the devil gets up in your face, GOD’S Word will be chained to you and the devil cannot snatch you! Why? The REAL STATE of YOUR HEART is rooted and grounded in the WORD OF GOD and SEALED with the BLOOD of JESUS CHRIST!
Have a Blessed Day!