The Bible says to guard your heart because it’s from the heart that either good or evil springs forth. Today I’m sharing a new Guard Your Heart Bible reading plan.
The Proverbs 31 woman loves the Lord with all of her heart. She doesn’t participate in activities that our counter intuitive to her faith. We’re told her hands “hold the distaff.” We may not weave our own clothes today, but I want you to think about what you’re holding on to today.
Are you weaving a life of faith with your hands? Or holding on to temptations of the heart?
Luke 6:45 says, “The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
As Proverbs 31 Christian women, it’s so important to keep our hearts from evil and to avoid temptation. King Solomon said we should guard our hearts above all else! It’s that important.
“Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.” Proverbs 4:23 CSB
How to Guard Your Heart | 3 Ways to Guard Your Heart
#1 Stay in God’s Word
Reading your Bible every day and spending time in prayer is the best way to guard your heart. It’s much easier to be strong and avoid temptations when you are grounded firmly in the Word of God.
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 ESV
#2 Test all things by the word of God.
It’s important to filter your thoughts and activities through the Word of God. Avoid participating in things that you know are inherently wrong. If it’s something the Bible tells you not to do, don’t do it.
It’s a lot easier to guard your heart when you don’t participate in activities that will lead you to temptation. A great verse to test all things by is:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8
#3 Don’t compromise on your beliefs.
If you know the Lord has asked you to do something – or not do something – don’t let others convince you otherwise. Be faithful to the task!
“A person should think of us in this way: as servants of Christ and managers of the mysteries of God. In this regard, it is required that managers be found faithful.” 1 Corinthians 4:1,2 CSB
Guard Your Heart Bible Reading Plan
Day 1: Proverbs 4:23-27
Day 2: Philippians 4:6-7
Day 3: Psalm 51:10
Day 4: Romans 12:2
Day 5: Luke 6:45
Day 6: Colossians 3:5-10
Day 7: Joshua 1:8
Day 8: Jeremiah 17:9
Day 9: Jeremiah 29:13
Day 10: 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8
Day 11: 2 Thessalonians 3:3
Day 12: Proverbs 3:1-8
Day 13: John 14:27
Day 14: 1 Samuel 16:7
Day 15: Galatians 6:1
Day 16: Ephesians 6:10-11
Day 17: Proverbs 27:19
Day 18: Psalm 119:11
Day 19: Matthew 7:24-27
Day 20: Proverbs 17:22
Day 21: Psalm 119:7
Day 22: Matthew 6:21
Day 23: Psalm 19:14
Day 24: Proverbs 3:3-4
Day 25: Hebrews 4:12
Day 26: Philippians 4:8
Day 27: Psalm 139:23-24
Day 28: Matthew 5:8
Day 29: 1 Peter 3:3-4
Day 30: Proverbs 4:13
Day 31: Joshua 22:5
Action Steps to Take Today
- Pray and seek God’s leading, that you will see where you are failing to guard your heart.
- Download and print out my Guard Your Heart Bible Reading Plan (below) and use it for the next 31 days, if desired.
- Write down ways you have compromised your beliefs and made a commitment to stand firm on the Word of God today.
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