2 Kings 10:31 But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made Israel to sin.
Watching over your heart as a Christian is very important. Jehu did a lot for the Lord early in his Christian life. He cleaned up a lot of messes and took care of some unfinished business for the Lord. The problem, though, was he was prideful. He was bragging about his zeal for the Lord. When we get proud, about what the Lord has done in our life, we are not taking heed to our heart. When we have pride in our heart, we quickly fail to see sin in our own lives. When that happens, we just quit worrying about sin all together. At that point, the sins of Jeroboam don’t look all that bad. After that, it does not even bother us if the whole nation is falling into sin.
Taking heed to walk in the law of the Lord is a daily task. We need to put our mind to living right and doing right. It is not going to happen accidentally. You need to have your senses exercised to discern between good and evil. A good athlete trains his muscles, over and over – to throw a ball, kick a ball, run fast, or whatever. It becomes natural so that he does not even need to think about it. We need to be that familiar with the laws of God if we are going to be able to take heed to walk in God’s law.
Keeping a short sin account with the Lord is also important. The good Christian is going to confess his sin regularly. He will also listen to preaching, apply it to his life, get right where need be, and take heed to the Lord’s way. If you are not under preaching that moves you to change something in your life, you may need to find a new preacher. Two-thirds of all good preaching is negative (reprove, rebuke, and exhort). Let the Word of God and good preaching help you take heed to the law of the Lord. Your life may depend on it.