“Follow your heart.” That’s the motto for a lot of people’s lives here on earth. It sounds good, right? Follow your heart! And then God has to drop this bombshell on us: “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?“ (Jeremiah 17:9). Those are hard words to hear. What do you think? Is that true? If you were to really follow your heart – to live for every sinful desire that your heart produces – where would you end up? Should you really follow your heart? No!
Don’t follow your heart. Follow Jesus! Just a few verses later, Jeremiah prays: “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise” (Jeremiah 17:14). God understands our hearts, and that’s exactly why he sent our Savior Jesus. God sent Jesus to save you. He sent Jesus to love you. He sent Jesus to guide you. For every time your heart has led you astray, Jesus has forgiven you. Don’t follow your heart today. Follow your Savior!