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Who Are You Giving Your Heart To?
Read Deuteronomy 10:1-12
Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind... Luke 10:1-12
Lovers give their "hearts" away on Valentine's Day with heart-shaped boxes of candy, love notes, jewelry and such. The Bible urges us to love God with our whole hearts.
Solomon instructed his son to guard, protect and preserve his heart so that his priority would be to love God wholly. There are three things that teenagers can do with their hearts.
First, some can detain it! Teens that keep their hearts to themselves are selfish, inconsiderate, rude and often hateful. These teens want things their way! God doesn't have a place in their lives (Col. 3:18, Matt. 6:33). They often end up in lives of ruin much like what Jesus described in Luke 12:21 in the parable of the rich young ruler: "So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, is not rich toward God."
Second, some can discard it! There are many ways of throwing your heart away. Young people are throwing their hearts away on pleasure, popularity, possessions, and the devil's promises that will put them in the same position as the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32).
Third, some can dedicate it! First, I hope that you have given your heart to God by accepting His Son as your Saviour. After you give your heart to God in salvation, He wants you to give it to Him in sanctification, which affects every area of your life. This means your dating, music, family, work and school.
To whom are you giving your heart? The Aztecs worshipped their false god by tearing the beating heart out of a living boy and throwing it before the figure of their idol. Would you voluntarily yield your spiritual heart to the Lord Jesus Christ today?
Earl Sides, Youth Pastor
Calvary Baptist Church
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