I wouldn’t be surprised if someone looked at this title and thought “I don’t want to read that”, so good for you all who read it any way. My youth pastor spoke on this topic (sort of) a little while back and ruined a really good song for me. It was called “Follow your Heart” and I never listen to it anymore. But I guess it made me realize how risky following your heart can actually be.
I’m going to be short and sweet today, but I feel like it something people need to know, so here it is.
The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable – who can understand it? Jeremiah 17:9
Our hearts are deceitful. They are unreliable. We’re born into sin and our hearts are instinctually evil. We can’t rely on our hearts to help us make the right decisions. Sinful nature, it’s real. When we get home late, lying sounds like the best way out. Or when someone cuts us off in traffic we like to ride their tail until they turn off. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone cut Jesus off on a donkey once, but I’m sure Jesus was like, “Hey, yeah it’s okay don’t worry about it. I still love you.” Yeah, I know following your heart goes against almost every idea that society has, but what really matters to you, following your heart or following Jesus?
So take this away, our hearts are deceitful. We can not rely on our hearts. They won’t lead us the right way 80% of the time (not a real statistic). What we must do is put our faith in Jesus, rely on him to help us make the right decisions. He is more faithful than our hearts can be. We should go to him for help. He will always lead us in the right direction even when it doesn’t feel like the decision we should make.
So long friends,
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