Boundaries of the Heart

Boundaries of the Heart
Proverbs 4:23

Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23

The source of your wisdom determines the course of your life!


  • NLT—Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
  • TMSG—Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts.
  • TLB—Above all else, guard your affections. For they influence everything else in your life.
  • NLB—Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

God’s Part & Our Part

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh
I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. Galatians 2:20

Our Part

  • A living sacrifice—Yield
    • Romans 12:1-2
  • Draw near to God: Pray
    • Psalm 119:11
    • I Chronicles 4:9-10
  • Guard your heart: Keep
    • Proverbs 4:23
    • Ephesians 6:10-18

Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9