The heart is our whole inner self. Proverbs has a lot to say about the heart. The heart can be wise or foolish. We get contrasting pictures of this all the way through. It’s the heart that trusts and loves and provides our hopes. What is your heart trusting? What is it hoping for? If everything flows out of it, one’s life reflects the heart. Whatever our heart wants is what our life will look like. Proverbs also tells us the heart is corrupted. There is a struggle in ourselves between trusting in ourselves and in God.
We should only follow our heart if what it’s leading you to is wise. Left to their own devices, our hearts wants and longings are foolish and corrupt. The things that your heart loves will eventually be seen in the way you live your life. If our hearts are foolish, our whole lives will be too.
Every decision we make is moving our hearts to either being foolish or wise. It’s easy to make excuses when our decisions are foolish. Our heart is the part of us that God will test. When he does, what will he find? Impure hearts will not survive the test. We can’t ignore the reality of our foolish hearts and stand in opposition to the one who rules the world and will judge it. When we open our hearts to the Lord, he pours love onto us and rewrites what we love.
Christ died for us so he can cleansed from our impurities. His love changes your inner self. In Christ, our heart is transformed, saved by him. We will always follow our hearts, but they are prone to attach themselves to foolish things. Where is your heart leading you?