A Heart at Peace

Proverbs 14:30
A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.

The heart is the organ that pumps blood around the body.  Without our heart pumping there would be no life in the body.  And without life in the body, it begins to decay and rot…  Just as important as the health of our literal heart also is the importance of our figurative heart – the source and center of emotional life, where the deepest and sincerest feelings are located.

The Holman Bible Dictionary defines peace this way:  Sense of well-being and fulfillment that comes from God and is dependent on His presence.  Old Testament The concept of spiritual peace is most often represented by the Hebrew root slm and its derivatives, the most familiar being by the noun shalom. Its basic meaning is “wholeness” or “well-being.”

Peace means wholeness or well-being which perpetuates life.  Envy is the resentful or unhappy feeling of wanting what someone else has… qualities, success or even possessions.  Envy tends to cause division and strife which are both negative forces.  Envy is a toxic emotion which can cause serious harm.

The choice is yours…  Is your heart at peace or filled with envy?

Remember to be REAL…