2023-02-19 “Blessed Be Those Who Guard Their Heart for the Wisdom of Life”(Proverbs 4:23-27)

Blessed Be Those Who Guard Their Heart for the Wisdom of Life 那些為生命的智慧而謹守己心的人有福了“(Proverbs 箴言 4:23-27)

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.


Especially from the new covenant’s perspective of promising a new heart, there is great reward of enjoying life flowing from heart to those who guard their heart, keeping it against the way of the wicked for wisdom. It is not easy to guard or keep one’s heart. If one could actually never speak in an impure or perverse way and determine to never do things that must be covered with a deceitful mouth, they would go a long way to avoiding the works of the wicked. We often depart the path of the just out of distraction. Lord Jesus said that if we determine to be fit for His kingdom, we must keep our eyes forward, not distracted side to side or backwards. When we carefully ponder where we are headed, this will help us to establish our wise direction not turning to the right or the left.


Prayer: Father God, indeed it is extremely challenging for us to guard or keep our heart because of our old self still dominating our life. However, thank you for encouraging us that the greater the effort to overthrow our old self, the greater the reward of enjoying new life in Christ. Help us to avoid committing verbal wrongdoing, following the crowd blindly, being self-opinionated and taking things lightly. Amen.

禱告: 父神啊,因著自己的老我仍然支配著我們的生命,對我們來說,要謹守或保護己心確實是極其挑戰的。然而,感謝你鼓勵我們,去推翻自己老我的努力越大,去享受在基督裡新生命的回報越大。求你幫助我們去慎防口舌招尤、隨波逐流、自以為是,並凡事掉以輕心。阿們。

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