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Written by Mr. Peter Langbroek
The Lord created a wonderful body for you, didnÕt He? Think of your heart. I wonder how many of you drew the arrow to your right chest. YouÕre right. The heart that pumps your blood is there. In most cases in the Bible, the heart means you as a person--what you love the most, trust the most, or long or hope for the most. Guard it.

You can love yourself the most, trust other people or things the most, even desire sin and wish for the pleasures of the world. In fact, thatÕs what our hearts are like if we have not received a new heart from the Lord. Even so, do not let evil enter your heart. Let wisdom enter your heart by fearing God. Trust Him. Desire what the Holy Spirit wants you to desire: to know Jesus.

Remember, what is in your heart will show itself in how you act or speak. In fact, the door of your heart is your mouth. Before you open your mouth, think about what you will say. Your tongue is small but it's wild. It can spew out filthy talk, gossip, swearing, lies, and hurtful words. Guard the door of your mouth very well. Ask the Lord to forgive the evil or lies you said or wanted to say. Ask Him to tame your tongue and control your lips, so you may speak wisely and kindly, and above all, use it to praise the Lord.

Also, guard your eyes. One man, Job, made a promise with his eyes that he would not look at evil things nor look at something or someone for an evil purpose. The eyes are different than your mouth. What your mouth says comes from your heart, but what your eyes see goes into your heart.

How do you guard your heart? Look straight ahead. At what? Look to Jesus. He must be our focus. Eyes that wander will find evil and focus on that. Didn't Eve look at the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and fall into sin by desiring its fruit?

Because the eyes will guide your feet, watch what you're looking at. Make sure you walk very carefully. Satan has laid many traps in front of you, and he can camouflage them very well. Above all, make sure you're walking on the right path. Jesus called it the narrow way that leads to life. He called Himself the way, the truth, and the life. If youÕre on the way, good, but watch the ditches on either side. To slip into them means to fall into sin. Be very careful!

Yes, God has given us a wonderful body with a heart to know and praise Him. We must care for it properly. We must always begin with our hearts. Jesus said: "A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil thingsÓ(Matthew 12:35). Guard yourself from evil at all times.

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