Four Parts of the Body Proverbs 4: 23-27

Four Parts of the Body Prov 4: 23-27 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO

There are four parts of your body to which you have to pay special attention.  They are not your face, your hair, your fingernails and your toe nails.  They are your:

Heart 23 – people today are all worried about heart disease and health – keep your heart with all diligence because it is the seat of your affections – Love God w/ all your heart, Love Jesus, love his words, love your children, love your parents, love the brethren (1 Jn 5:1) – lust attempts to enter in and steal your affection for these so that you love pleasures more than God, love sports, love money, love the world, love attention, and hate the things of God (when you have two masters, you will love one and hate the other) – watch out for Jer 17:9 – your heart is also the place where thoughts originate Gen 8:21 so keep your thoughts clean

Mouth 24 – Jas 3, you can kill with your mouth (Prov 18:21 death and life are in the power of the tongue), talebearer (black feathers spread in town), devour one another, or you can praise God with your mouth, lead souls to Christ, pray, tell the truth, preach

Eyes 25 – turn your eyes upon Jesus, read the words of God, keep your eye single (Matt 6:22-23), be vigilant against the devil, eyes saturated with tears for the lost (Rocky Young), or you can let your eyes wander (billboards, ads on internet, people passing by), David said he would set no wicked thing before his eyes, so movies, TV, magazines, beaches all include things not appropriate for your eyes

Feet 26-27 – because these are the little puppies that take you places you don’t need to go – spent the whole broadcast yesterday talking about the two paths of life and why you need to stay on the right path – get in church, go to your own home at night, go in the direction that God leads – stay out of the wrong places – stay out of places where it even looks wrong for you to be there (abstain from all appearance of evil)