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Shakespeare once said “A good heart is worth gold.” Yet, how shall one gain a good heart? He can use the standard of society, or he can gain a standard that is greater than the society in which he lives. It’s obvious to you what standard he needs to apply. Though this is so, why is it that so many have failed to apply it, even Christians? Because it takes effort to teach one’s heart what is important in life. Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23, NKJV). To “keep your heart” is to protect it; protect it from the corrupting influences in this world;  instead, one needs to fill it up with that which is of greater value. Paul taught, Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord (Col. 3:16). RT

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