Guard Against What You Hear

October 11th, 2007

I’ve had hurtful, mean things said to me and even thought negative things about myself without anyone saying them to me, so if I hear bad things and think about them enough I may start to believe them in my heart and act them out in my life as if they were true?

4:20 My son, give attention to my words; let your ear be turned to my sayings.
Proverbs 4:20 BBE

You’re saying then, I should be careful what I hear and listen to and what I look at with my eyes because they form thoughts that can get into my heart and affect my life?

4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.
Proverbs 4:23 RSV