Prov. 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
Prov. 4:23 力の限り、 見張って、 あなたの心を見守れ。
We’re told in Proverbs to protect our hearts. When the Bible talks about heart it can have various meanings. Remember we’re a three part being. We are a spirit, we have a soul, and we live in a body.
Here in Proverbs we see heart is not our physical heart (body) but it is our spirit and soul. Also remember our soul is made up of our mind, will, and emotions. So what are we to protect with all diligence?
We are to protect our souls. That means what we think, how we feel, and what we desire. One preacher made it clear to us at a ministers conference one January. He said, protect yourself from what you watch, what you listen to, and letting your feelings go out of control.
Protect the entrances to your eyes, yours, and your other senses.