Guard your heart
“For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another. Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother's righteous. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.” 1 John 3:11-12, 15 KJV https://www.bible.com/1/1jn.3.11-12,15.kjv
“How could he have killed his brother, over a sacrifice that was not accepted?”... we probably often wonder when we read the story of Cain and Abel in the Bible. But it all started and still starts in the seat of the heart.... Hence the caution in the Bible to “Guard your heart will all diligence because out of it proceeds the issues of life”. Often we are so angry and despise people in our hearts and yet find it incredulous that Cain would do that. Some have learned to mask those emotions and greet people with smiles when they cannot bear to stand them in their hearts. The knife of Cain has been traded for words in some cases. Some people’s lives have ultimately ended because of the words that were spoken to them or rumors started by someone. But then again, as children of God, we often remind ourselves that we don’t gossip and or use hurtful words on others. All we do is just keep them in the prisons of our hearts.... But we need to be reminded that right in our heart is the place of fellowship with God and he is unable to talk to us or interact with us because the seat of his fellowship has been traded for a prison of bitterness, anger and negative thoughts... With this understanding, the words “God sees my heart”, which we are quick to say most times, takes on a new meaning.. If God peeks in to your heart today, Will he be comfortable to have a discussion with you?
Prayer: Dear God, thank you for your word today. I ask that you purge me of every hurtful thoughts and give me the grace to let go and live a life of Love. That I may benefit from the fellowship with you in my clean heart, receiving the blessings of communion with you 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾