Proverbs 4:23, “keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life”. Preceded by 4:1,”Hear, O son a fathers instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight”. Insight; the understanding of the true nature of things. “Webster’s “. A call to be mindful of the teachings, the value of what’s to come. Then, defining the heart, “ from it flow the springs of life”. The condition of our heart determines all the choices we make, we choose the Law or we choose the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-24, separates the law from the spirit, a choice we make. Having the spirit in us , but living under law seems to be what we choose, but we can live in the spirit. Galatians 5:25-26 simply states “if we live in the spirit, let us also walk in the spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another “. The law provokes, conceits and creates an attitude of envy, how difficult a way to live. Yet Psalm 16:11, “You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fullness of joy”. We can experience “fullness of joy” with Him, yet…..
Just a thought