Consider some of the words of wisdom we hear often today whenever we’re at a major crossroads in life. What advice are we told every day? When we were children and watched The Land Before Time we might remember Little-Foot’s mother telling him how to find the “Great Valley” by saying, “Let your heart guide you.” If we watched Star Wars we can remember Yoda telling Obi-Wan “Use your feelings.” Or we might even remember Roxette’s 1989 # 1 hit “Listen to your Heart.” Clearly we are a society that values following the emotions of our heart in making major life decisions. What are God’s two cents on this matter? He says:
“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9)
Have you ever made a decision because it felt right in your heart, but it turned out to be a horrible mistake? I have! According to God, our heart is about the worst thing we could listen to in making a decision. Do you think that God would know whether or not we should listen to our hearts? Well…He is the one you designed it, so that kind of makes Him the authority on the matter.
If we can’t trust our hearts, then what can we trust to govern our decisions? Jesus said:
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
We don’t want to trust our hearts to be our sole guide in any matter of life because they can/will lie to us. When it comes to matters of our our soul will spend an eternity we DEFINITELY don’t want to “let our heart be our guide.” Only God’s word can guide us into real truth.
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