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Deuteronomy 4:9

Deuteronomy 4:9 (ESV): 9 “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life.”

The importance of guarding the soul cannot be overstated. The soul is eternal. It transcends the temporal and determines the steps of the physical. The soul directs the heart. We diligently keep our souls by being obedient to the Word of God. Obedience to the Word is the means to a healthy soul.

Before entering the Promised Land, the Lord instructed the children of Israel to be obedient to His statutes and decrees. They were not to add or take away from His Word. There is wisdom and understanding in His Word and it will keep their souls healthy. Life and eternity are found in keeping God’s Word. If they desired to live in the land they must keep His Word.

Is your soul healthy today? It's God’s Word that keeps our souls healthy and gives us assurance. Jesus said, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free (Jn 8:31-32).” This is how we care for our souls, by abiding in Christ and His Word. Don't do what is right in your own eyes, do what Jesus has said to do. If you fail, repent and try again. It is how we keep our souls with diligence. Amen?

Father, we thank You for Your Word. It is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. Help us to keep in step with Your Word. May we be diligent to do all that You have said so that our souls will be healthy we pray in Jesus' name, amen.

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