Fair-weather Mountain is one of the most spectacular mountains North America. Located off the southeast coast of Alaska, the mountain reaches 15,000 feet above sea level. Massive granite walls with deep ravines cut by cascading glaciers create an inspiring view. This view, however, can only be seen about twenty days a year, when the weather is fair. The mountain is called Fair-weather because you can only see the full glory and beauty of the mountain when the fog clears. Many people would say that in many ways we live life like Fair-weather mountain. Much of our confusion results from a failure to understand the truth proclaimed in Proverbs 4:23 where Solomon wrote that we should “above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” In addition to this text, the Bible contains a myriad of other Scriptures that describe the significance of the heart, and the need to protect it from the damage as we live this life.
This Sunday we will look at one of those passages in I John 3, As John encourages believers the listen to and watch out for their heart.