Reading in the Gospel of Mark this morning and came across a principle we all need to remember in chapter 7:1-23.
The Principle is that we are NOT to follow our “hearts” but instead we are to follow/obey the Word of God.
That means, no matter how good or right something “feels” to us we must obey the Word of God. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were putting their traditions above the Word of God (It felt right to them), but Jesus condemned this notion/excuse for not obeying the Word of God.
The heart (emotions) is deceitful and wicked! Who can really understand it? Jeremiah 17:9
And this is why we must “Diligently GUARD your heart, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Proverbs 4:23
Our hearts, our emotions are very fickle and very delicate. We have to keep a close eye upon them. DO NOT run by your emotions. Let the truth, the principles of the Word of God guide your steps and decisions of life.
“He that has an ear to hear, LISTEN UP!” Jesus, Mark 7:16