Daily Proverb: The Heart


6 Do not eat the bread of a miser,
Nor desire his delicacies;
7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you,
But his heart is not with you.
8 The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up,
And waste your pleasant words.

~ Pr 23:6-8 (NKJV)


12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

17 Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.

18 For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

33 [After drinking too much,] Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

~ Pr 23:15-19, 33

The Christian walk is not all about emotionalism, but neither is it without heart.  It is simply knowing the time and place for the heart and to reign in desires that wander out of God’s will for you.