What’s in Your Heart?
“Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, why do you entertain evil thoughts in your heart?’’ Matthew.9:4
In our scriptural verse for today, Jesus seemed surprised here to see the people harboring and entertaining thoughts of evil in their hearts. He was marveled at what the people permitted as guests into their hearts. Jesus, on seeing this asked why they chose to, as though demanding an explanation from them. Why allow bitterness and hatred to creep into your heart where the issues of life spring?
Guard your heart with all diligence; Your heart is the center of your life. It determines the course of your life. The heart is a soil upon which seeds grow according to Jesus’ description in Matthew 13: 1-23. It is whatever you allow entering into your heart that enters. And if you do not check it, it could grow beyond your imagination.
Cain only entertained envy in his heart against his brother, and gradually, it grew into hatred. Until it eventually turned out that he killed his brother, and this made him a vagabond for the rest of his life. He would not even listen to the voice of God, who came to warn him against it.
Are any of these thoughts that do not come from God already growing in your heart? How many of them have you entertained by giving attention to it? It can kick you out of God if you don’t aggressively deal with it. Cry to God about them to uproot whatsoever He has not planted in your heart. Cry as David cried, and you will see God coming to your aid. Psalm 139:23-24 says, ‘‘search me oh lord and see if there is any evil way in me, and lead me the way everlasting.’’
1. Thank you, Jesus, for all the blessings you have given me.
2. Oh! Lord, guard my heart and uproot every evil thought that I may think of in Jesus’ name.
3. You are my shield, oh! Lord against all enemies of my soul. Thank you.