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The heart is described by National Geographic Science as the body’s most essential organ. It is the body’s engine room responsible for pumping life-sustaining blood throughout the body. Therefore, the scripture advises that, above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it (Proverbs 4:23 NIV).

The heart is sensitive, and that is where the devil will introduce different seeds of evil to take root. These seeds will eventually begin to grow if the heart sustains and nourishes them. The biblical story in Genesis 4 of Cain and Abel depicts an evil seed of jealousy. Both brothers made sacrifices to God; however, God favored Abel’s sacrifice over Cain’s. As a result, Cain became enraged with jealousy. He then murdered his brother, Abel. As a punishment, God condemned Cain to a life of wandering. 

The Bible depicts the fruits that will be produced if the heart is guarded with the Words of God, instead of evil. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness (Galatians 5:22 NIV).  

Keep your heart pure for out of it are the important things of life (Proverbs 4:23). Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God (Matthew 5:8). Let your heart bear the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

A Pure Heart With Fruit Of The Spirit

It contains love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

 

An Impure Heart Without Fruit Of The Spirit

It contains hate, jealousy, bitterness, adultery, fornication, hostility, impatience, unfaithfulness, among other evilness.

If you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you can repent, by asking Jesus to forgive your sins and transform your heart. If you have been saved, but still struggling to maintain a pure heart, you can ask the Lord to help you to keep your heart pure, by filling it up with the fruit of the Spirit.

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