Saturday, October 28, 2017

Do not follow your heart; train it.

Trust in the LORD, and do good; 
so you will live in the land, and enjoy security. 
Take delight in the LORD, 
and he will give you the desires of your heart. 

Psalm 37:3-4

The heart is at the centre of our will, or our ability to make choices; to choose right from wrong; good or evil. 
Psalm 37 reminds us that one of the deepest desires of our heart is for security that comes through justice. However, the psalm also recognizes the human tendency to seek short-cuts to security through other means — wealth, power, possessions — which lead us to exploit our neighbour, and so undermine the very thing we desire. 

Those of you who run or bike or get out to the gym, you know that there are times when you don't simply "follow your heart"... you train it.

As followers of Jesus, we don't just "follow our heart" because our heart tends to want what pleases itself... we train our heart... to do what is on God's heart.

The answer is to take delight in the LORD. 
Do not follow your heart; train it.

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