“Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God’s place in your hearts.” 1 John 5:21 NLT
As His child, God has a place in your heart. A place He calls home. “Jesus replied, “All who love me will do what I say. My Father will love them, and we will come and make our home with each of them.” John 14:23 NLT
You are the very temple of God. “Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” I Corinthians 3:16 NKJV
We are told to be certain not to allow anything into our lives that has the possibility of taking God's place in our heart. What could possibly do that?
God's word tells us the things we treasure most will consume our heart. “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:19-21 NKJV
Treasure God's place in your heart.
Guard your heart.