Get Your Heart Right

ECCLESIASTES 10:2--"A wise man’s heart is at his right hand, but a fool’s heart at his left."
In eighteenth–century France, representatives in the National Assembly loyal to the king and status quo sat on the right, and those advocating change sat on the left.

The idea sticks today in the designation of the two wings of political thought. But political divisions are not the focus of Solomon in Ecclesiastes. Throughout the Bible, the right side of the spectrum symbolizes good choices and the left, evil.

In Latin, the word for “left–handed” means “sinister,” while that for “right–handed” signifies dexterity. The Latin labels are unfortunate.

Bill Clinton and George Bush are both left–handed, as is my wife, Jo Beth. “Sinister” certainly would not describe her!

In Matthew 25, Jesus speaks of the last judgment and says the sheep, those blessed for eternity, are assigned to the right, while the “goats,” destined for judgment, are to the left.

So get your heart right spiritually, and you won’t be left behind!

Spiritual Heart Focus

To get your heart right before God, you must make the choice to steer it toward Him in every situation. Pray for wisdom and strength to do that.

Physical Heart Focus

Instead of orange juice for breakfast, eat one whole orange. It is digested slower.