by Jason Cruise
Ever notice how many things we guard in every day life? We have smoke alarms to guard against being caught in a fire. Car alarms to hinder theft. Alarms on our phone to let us know that we are about to miss an appointment or important phone call. We even have identity theft alarms to let us know if someone is trying to break into our bank account.
We spend a lot of time and a lot of money guarding and protecting our stuff out of the fear that it might be taken from us.
The ironic things is, Jesus told us that the thing we should fear the most is not people who can do us harm. He said, "Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." (Matthew 10:28)
The word of God tells us that our heart is the place that must be guarded from the corruption of chasing things that do not matter in the end.