Guard Your Heart: What Does It Mean? (Proverbs 4:23)

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Proverbs 4:23

The phrase “guard your heart” is often misunderstood in the Bible. So what does “guard your heart” actually mean?

The key Bible verse on guarding your heart is Proverbs 4:23 (NIV), “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” This is what we must do. But to accomplish this clear command to guard our hearts, we must first place Proverbs 4:23 in context.

Are You Single Because You Don’t Love God Enough?

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1 Corinthians 7:7

If you’ve ever asked for dating advice on how to find a spouse from well-intentioned Christians and pastors, there’s a high probability you’ve received some version of this common Christian dating advice, “If you really want to be married, you have to put God first. If you truly love God, he will take care of the rest.”

So are you actually single because you don’t love God enough? If you loved God more, would you be married by now? Is your love for God actually the root reason for your prolonged season of unwanted singleness?

How to Have a Conversation with Someone You Don’t Know

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1 Peter 3:15

How can you have a conversation with someone you don’t know? If you are single, for example, and you see someone that you are interested in, how can you start a conversation with this person? We all know nothing will happen if you are unable to talk to the opposite sex. But talking to a complete stranger can be really hard for some people.