Lock Your Doors

Just a suggestion. Lock your doors. There was a time in a different world where we didn’t have to do any of this stuff to keep our world safe. We hear about it almost daily now. People are having their things taken by people who must think that stealing from someone else is a good way to make a living.

It’s not just our homes but also cars, places we work and, are you ready, even churches. Many of us put up cameras to capture people lurking about. If you were to ask me, I would probably say that all this started when we took the Lord’s Prayer out of school fifty years ago. But what do I know.

Here is something else you need to keep safe; your heart. You know, Proverbs is full of great advice and in chapter 4 the writer helps us understand what guarding the heart is all about. Take a listen.

My son, pay attention to what I say;

turn your ear to my words.

Do not let them out of your sight,

keep them within your heart;

for they are life to those who find them

and health to one’s whole body.

Above all else, guard your heart,

for everything you do flows from it.

This is looking at it from a different perspective. It wants us to keep out the unwanted, the criminals that take the good things in life away. Isn’t it interesting how the writer wants us to listen to good instruction and that locking this in our heart keeps everything wonderful and amazing inside which eventually will show itself in the way we live? I thought about this and decided to go deeper. Always good to do that. Paul writes this in Philippians, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Now that is REMARKABLE!

With all your doors locked tonight, including your heart, be at peace because God will guard your heart and you can sleep well. – Because He never slumbers or sleeps.

Something to think about.


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