If I were to compliment your purse, you would likely be flattered and say thank you. However, if I were to ask you if I could have it, you would probably say no, right? No matter how much I said I liked it or how cute I thought it was, the chances of you just giving it to me are probably pretty slim. Now if that’s the case, the question that begs to be asked is, “Why are you more protective of your purse than your body and your heart?”
Ladies, we must learn to guard our bodies and our hearts rather than freely give them to anyone with a few nice compliments that make us feel good.
Don’t try to find out how far you can go, but rather determine how you can best honor God with your life, your mind, your body, all of you in every area of your life. “What comes out of a man is what makes him `unclean’. For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and make a man `unclean’.” (Mark 7:20-23)
If you love God, choose to obey Him. “No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so that you may obey it.” (Deuteronomy 30:14)
Make wise choices. “As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.” (Proverbs 27:19)
Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. (Proverbs 4:23)