The Brazen Heart

The Brazen Heart

“Guard your heart above all else, for it determines
the course of your life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23
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angryWhen I was growing up back in the late fifties and early sixties, certain actions were considered shameful by the general public. For example, if a girl got pregnant out of wedlock, she had to leave school because she had committed a shameful act. If a man committed adultery, his action was considered shameful.  If a person robbed a bank, shame was attached to his sin.

And, yes! All of the above actions were labeled sin. There was no beating around the bush with semantics. Sin was sin and punishable by God. We didn’t call sin tolerance or diversity or any other fancy name that covered its true nature.

Today, we have abandoned not only the notion of sin but also the notion of shame. As a culture, we have developed brazen hearts–hearts that defiantly shake their fists in God’s face without fear of punishment.  It makes me shudder to think what lies ahead for those brazen hearts that do not repent.

Why is a brazen heart so dangerous? A brazen heart is dangerous because it will lead you to eternal damnation.  A brazen heart has set itself up as the final judge and arbiter of right and wrong.  A brazen heart has, in essence, established itself as its own god.

Is your heart brazen? Examine it closely to find out. Ask the Lord to reveal to you any areas of your heart that are not in total submission to His Holy Word.  Remember: your life issues will always flow out of your heart.  Make sure that the condition of your heart is one that will honor God and bring you blessings in this life and eternal blessings in the life to come.

 

In my newest work of fiction, SURRENDER TO LOVE, young widow and life coach, Dr. Teresa LopezPicMonkeyFINAL061815416pmGonzalez, learns that only a heart submitted totally to God will lead her to life.

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Dr. Diorio is a Certified Life Coach, a Certified Biblical Counselor, and a Certified Behavioral Consultant. She is also an award-winning, widely published author of fiction for children and adults. You may reach her at maryann@maryanndiorio.com  or via one of her social media venues below:

 

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