We Feed What Our Heart Craves

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Heart

Since God can see into Hell and knows what is going on there, surely He can see into the human heart (v.11). He knows our motives, thoughts and desires. A scorner has no love for one who rebukes him; neither will he go to the wise for counsel (v. 12). Happiness and depression are issues of the heart (v. 13). What we are inwardly has more to do with our emotional state than our circumstances. A burdened heart comes from trying to carry our own sorrows and daily cares and failing to turn them over to Him who delights in bearing them for us.

We become like that which we feed on and we feed on what our hearts crave  (v. 14). A person who has discernment seeks knowledge of good things while the fool feeds on foolish things. That is why we need to be very careful in what we read and what we watch on T.V. It isn’t any wonder that so many Christians never grow much spiritually and even suffer from moral and spiritual breakdown.

Those possessed by a merry heart see evidences of God’s love and faithfulness however, those depressed see dismal events that increase by the day. Those who enjoy life in spite of the circumstances have a continual feast (v. 15).

Application

The condition of our heart governs what comes into our home in the way of literature and television viewing. I have always tried to protect my family from the influence of the evil one? This is accomplished by using the on and off button of the TV and screening all the books and magazines.

Proverbs 15:12-15 (English Standard Version)


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