For some time now, one of my closest friends has closed her mail with Proverbs 4:23:
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Truthfully, I never gave this much thought until recently. I have been reading and studying a book entitled The Healing Code by Alex Loyd, PhD, ND and Ben Johnson, MD, DO, NMD in which this proverb is used as a reference.
Throughout much of my adult life, the concept of healing involving a mental process has been taught in both psychology and in medicine. The Healing Code actually goes a step further and teaches how this healing takes place. This is not an endorsement of the book or the program. Each person will need to decide for themself about how effective the method is based on their experience. I do, however, believe that there is power in the Word of God and that healing is of God.
There is also the issue of how we become ill or how disease enters our body. God has warned us to guard our heart.
As I think about the body, the mind, and the healing power that God placed within each one of us, I began to realize just how dangerous the teaching that man is nothing more than highly evolved cellular material really is.
If the One who created us warns us that we should guard our heart above all else, (And this isn’t referring to a muscle that pumps blood) we do well to heed that warning.
If an evolutionist convinces a person that man is the product of genetic mutations over eons of time, why would that person feel the need to guard his heart? Yet there is ample evidence in existence that sickness and disease does result from issues of the heart.
For this reason I believe that the teaching of evolution is dangerous.
Man is more than a highly evolved animal, therefore:
Proverbs 4:23: Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.