Inclinations of the Heart

Inclinations of the Heart

Scripture repeatedly emphasizes the importance of guarding our hearts and tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. What we center our lives around, what we treasure in our hearts, and what we consciously choose to focus on matter. These things matter because they shape the pattern of our lives and influence the choices we make in the spur of the moment. Our lives reflect the inclinations of our hearts. What shapes the inclinations of your heart, the fear of the Lord that leads to wisdom or the fear of the world? What choices are you making to shape your heart in wisdom?

The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. —Ecclesiastes 10:2

Prayer: Lord, show me the condition of my heart in Your sight. Shape my heart in wisdom through Your Spirit and Your Word. Let my heart and actions reflect the inclinations of Jesus’ heart. Amen.