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In our world today we hear many people say and believe the mantra of “Follow your heart.”  You hear this even from Christians.  An example of the world telling us to follow our hearts comes from the former founder of Apple, Steve Jobs; there are two famous quotes from him about “follow your heart” that appear as memes from time to time on social media:

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.

And:

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Both originated from a commencement speech he gave at Standford in 2005.  “Follow your heart,” Steve Jobs says, since you know “you are going to die.”  “Follow your heart,” Steve Job says, since “Everything else is secondary.”  Many people believe the same thing as Jobs does.  But how does this popular mantra stand up to the Bible’s teaching about the heart?

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