August 20, 2017
Don’t Follow Your Heart
Jeremiah 17:9 (KJB) The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
The world says “follow your heart,” let it lead you in a good direction, but the prophet Jeremiah was inspired of God to caution you against following your heart.
Some insist that your heart can rightly determine where you will go, what you will do, and who you hang around with. It’s been said often that following your heart is simply following your own natural feelings, desires, and emotions, so, what could be so wrong with that?
Following God is to live according to His supernatural power and Spirit, agreeing with His opinion and desires. It is making life all about Him rather than yourself. It is to fulfill His will rather than being led astray by your will. It is not choosing weird, mystical, or paranormal behavior.
Following God is choosing to become godly. It involves a person desiring in his or her heart to become more Christ-like. It is choosing to view life through God’s estimation and measurement, it is desiring what He desires, and choosing to speak and act in a godly fashion.
Following your heart rather than God will always steer your life in the wrong direction and be void of correction or eternal direction and readily filled with the wickedness and evil at work in this world.
A man’s heart is naturally bent towards evil and wicked and cannot be trusted. The heart of man who had been quickened spiritually alive by God has God’s nature and character alive and at work inside his heart, satisfying his mind, and directing his steps in this world.