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Guard your heart and your child’s heart

Have you seen all of the “wickedness” going on around us today? Have you seen those who are filled with “pride” and “foolishness”? Have you seen the folks who treat “adulteries” and “fornications” like it’s no big deal? Where, pray tell, is all of this coming from? 

Two thousand years ago, Jesus told us exactly why these things are happening today. “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness” (Mark 7:21-22). Did you see it? All of these evils come from a person’s own heart!

Thus, it is imperative that we do all that we can to guard what goes into our hearts! And, for parents, it is equally imperative that you guard what is permitted into the presence, ears and heart of your children! Wisdom demands, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life” (Prov. 4:23). May God help us to put up a strong barrier!