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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things…

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?

Jeremiah 17:9 – Scripture of the Day (February 17, 2014)

First off, apologies on this being two days late.  You know how it is.  Sometimes life gets in the way of the things we have planned.

A popular mantra heard today is the statement, “Just follow your heart.”  “What does your heart tell you?”  The popular 80’s song cries out, “Listen to your heart.”

However, God says the heart is “deceitful above all things, and desperately sick.”  So should we follow what our heart tells us?  Should we go by feelings, emotions?  Or is there something else, something better?  God says there is…his holy Word.  We need to get our strength from God’s Word and hope in it (Ps. 119:25, 28, 81).  We are to get life from the Word of God, never forget it, delight in it, keep it, observe it, and, again, hope in it (Ps. 119:107, 109, 141, 143, 145-147).

What are you following?  Your heart…or the Word of God?