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Diligently Keeping Your Heart

Key Verse

“Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

Text — Proverbs 4:20-23


To “keep” something, in this sense, means more than simply “to maintain ownership.” It refers to maintenance, protection, care, and support. A wise person realizes that temptation is real and takes appropriate precaution. The Bible places a strong emphasis on the heart as the source of good or evil.

King David understood how influential the heart is in how we demonstrate our moral values. Out of the evil of his heart he stole Uriah’s wife, Bathsheba, committed adultery with her, and then arranged for Uriah’s death when he could not hide his crime. However, when he was under heavy conviction about his evil deed, David prayed, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.”

What is hidden in the heart is open to God’s eyes. “The LORD sees not as a man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.” As Christians, we are to read and meditate on God’s word so that it can dwell in our hearts and keep us from evils.


Meditate on God’s Word


Decide to guard your heart always.

Prayer for today

Lord, help me to guard my heart diligently.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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