Pastors say this bible scripture all the time. Do we have to be mean to everyone to protect ourselves? Do we have to be distant and not let anyone see us for who we really are?
There is so much hate in the world. Bitterness and cruelty cause some to act as a raging animal. If we don’t guard our heart and stand up for ourselves with confidence, we will become like this corrupt world.
I had to learn how to not use my knowledge as a way to be another evil person. Guarding your heart means to simply take a step back so you can have compassion for others instead of hate.
People will aggravate you. Things will not go your way. Instead of taking your pain to be a victim, fight back with the goodness of the Lord.