Matters of the Heart


Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

Proverbs 4:23

Suppose a person with a corrupt heart receives a transplant.  The new one is from a  kind-hearted person.  Would the receipent automatically take on the postive characteristics of the donor–or would they still maintain their wicked ways?

I would argue that the heart is the most vital of all organs.  From the heart flows the wellspring of life. 

We love hearts.  We tell people to take heart during heart to heart conversations, not to wear their heart on their sleeves, and bad news or loss can leave us with a heavy heart.  When we give something all we’ve got, don’t we put our heart into it?

The heart tells us when we are home.  It acts as a compass pointing us in the right direction.  Listen up because your heart talks!  Things rest deep in this spot.  A heart throb may even pull at our heart strings and cause our heart to sing!

But hearts also ache, bleed , fail, break, and attack.  The heart is the only broken instrument that works! 

However, be careful that your heart doesn’t harden, grow cold, or get sick.  Hearts can be both wild and young.  They even allude to royalty.  So treasure and guard the contents of your heart –be smart.

5 responses »

  1. I love this. I tell my boys all the time to guard their heart and their head in our society.

    A few great quotes from the Wizard of Oz, “So you want a heart? You don’t know how luck you are not to have one…Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.”


    “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”

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