23 Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
24 Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
25 Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
26 Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
27 Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.
The interesting thing is that the scriptures that follow, all go along with keeping your heart guarded: Being careful what you say, Eyes straight ahead on the road laid out before you, and not entertaining evil. I love the message version for verse 27 “leave evil in the dust”.
My husband and I were discussing this weekend our purpose: To Know God and Make Him Known. When our hearts are guarded and our lives are in step with God’s, there is no doubt that our purpose will be fulfilled. None of us are perfect, but if we can practice these things, it definitely makes it easier to “leave evil in the dust”.
Let’s be vigilant in keeping watch over our heart!
Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity.