In my Quiet Time this month I am reading and praying through Proverbs. Each year I take one month with 31 days and read a chapter in Proverbs each day that month. I have waited until the last month this year because while going through other books of the Bible earlier this year, they always seemed to carry over from one month to the next.
Today being the fourth, I read Proverbs chapter 4. The verse that stood out to me was v. 23. I am reading from the new Christian Standard Study Bible, and I highly recommend it.
In the study notes, it says to guard something is to make sure that it does not get away and that it is safe from attack. I was reminded that I need to guard what I allow my eyes to watch, see, and read, and what my ears listen to each day. By doing so, I will not let my heart stray from God’s Word, and I will protect myself from the fiery darts of the evil one.
As Associational Leaders, we are leaders of leaders. But not just any leader will do. We must be above reproach, holy, humble, and with a servant heart. For that to be so, we must guard our hearts and be men of God’s Word and of prayer.
My prayer is that I will guard my heart continually and never let my guard down so that my heart belongs to Christ and Christ alone.
What about you?
To the praise of His glory,
Quotable Quote: Everything does not “rise and fall” on leadership. Everything rises and falls on the Word of God. Joel Rainey, LifeWay Pastors, 11.28.17, Confronting the Leadership Lie