Don’t follow your heart! We always here people say just follow your heart, but the Bible tells us otherwise!
Don’t follow your heart
Growing up, if you were like me, you have always heard people say follow your heart. They will tell you this when it comes to your relationships and situations that come into your life. But, did you know the Bible tells us not to follow our heart? The Bible actually tells us that our hearts are deceitful and wicked. Check out what Jeremiah 17:9 says about our hearts. “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?”
[pullquote]“In fact, if we do what our hearts tell us to do, we will pervert and impoverish every desire, every beauty, every person, every wonder, every joy. Our hearts want to consume these things for our own self-glory and self-indulgence. No, our hearts will not save us. We need to be saved from our hearts.”[/pullquote]
Even Matthew 15:19 tells us “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:”. We have been also told to guard our hearts too (Proverbs 4:23). What ever we put into our hearts is also what we treasure too! (Matthew 6:21). Our hearts will lie to us all the time. The heart is after all part of the flesh and usually will try to see after fleshly things and not godly things.
Trust in the Lord
Instead of trusting our hearts, we must submit and trust in the Lord. A Total surrender to Him and His Will! Seek out His Will and not our will or desires. But if we determine right and wrong from our heart, that can be damning. We must know what God sees right or wrong based on what He commanded us. When we are a new creation in Christ, He makes all things new. He gives us the desire to seek the Godly things.
Pull Quote above by Jon Bloom,