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Modesty Minute: Tender-hearted Guarded

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Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. ~Proverbs‬ ‭4‬:‭23‬ KJV

Ever wonder how you can avoid a broken heart? This scripture means “take care of your heart diligently because the bad that goes on inside of it creates issues in your life.”

For instance, being cold-hearted will cause you to hurt others. Likewise, if you don’t guard your heart when getting involved with someone, it can cause you to act irresponsibly if they become evil because your heart will desire to please them if you’ve fallen in love with them.

Here are some quotes by young women who have had their heart broken:

“My heart feels like he put it in a blender.”

“When my heart was broken it felt like he reached into my chest, pulled out my heart, slammed it to the ground, stomped on it, then blew it apart with a sawed-off shotgun.”

These are great examples of why we should learn to guard our heart.

God desires for us to be tender-hearted, but you must know how to care for it or it can become easily broken, hardened, bitter, etc. Therefore, we must also be strong-hearted to endure hard times.  We must also learn to have joy through tons of prayer and faith. Yes, God loves you very much and He wants you to know how to guard your special heart.

The best way to guard your heart is to fill it with God’s truth and trust Him. He even gives us a special message in His word about this.  If you understand, you may be able to avoid certain troubles, which can hurt you or others.

This scripture is telling us to take His words, keep them, cry out for understanding about it, search it out, and apply it. Then, wisdom will enter your heart and it will be preserved.

[1] …, if thou wilt receive My words, and hide My commandments with thee; [2] So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; [3] Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; [4] If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; [5] Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. [6] For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. [7] He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: He is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. [8] He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints. [9] Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path. [10] When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; [11] Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: [12] To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things; ~Proverbs 2:1-12 KJV

Think deeply on these words.

 

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“Modesty Minute: Tender-hearted Guarded” A Woman {Saved} Mag. Ed. Bobbie Chariot. Savior Sanity LLC., 1 August. 2017. Web. 13 Sept. 2015. <https://awomansaved.com/modesty-minute-tender-hearted-guarded>.
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Thank you for reading!

Bobbie Chariot

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