The heart of the problem is the problem of the heart

It’s been quite a while I didn’t blog. Been so busy and overwhelmed with my final research makes me only ended up queuing my posts in the draft. But yeah, it feels so good to finally be writing again 🙂

Well, this post is actually my personal reflection after listening to a message in teachers chapel last Wednesday. The message was about guarding our heart.

Do we realize that since very early ages in our life, we’ve been taught to be “good’ people that exhibit good behavior? And the indicator of being a good person is actually by behaving well in front of other people. We need to follow the rules, we need to do things politely, we cant be rude to people. That sounds so good, huh? And I don’t think that it is wrong. But we seem to focus only to the outside than the inside. We care so much about “the person that we try to present” in front of people, but we neglect “the person who we really are in the heart”. We can be good outside, but no one ever knows our motives deep inside our hearts.

Look around us,
People blame money for greediness.
People blame sex for immorality.
People blame technology for individuality.
Even more, people blame Satan for their bad behavior.

We’ve been missing the heart of the problem. Because the heart of the problem is actually the problem of the heart.
This song from Trip Lee depicts clearly that we’ve been missing it. Since we do not want to be judged as wrong, we tend to blame other things for our own sin.

As Jesus said,
 “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes into the sewer. But the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands will never defile you.” -Matthew 15:17-20

So, is everything okay with your heart?

Above everything else, guard your heart.

    It is where your life comes from. -Proverbs 4:23

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