"Should we follow our own hearts?" (Alleged Contradiction #E6709)
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring…
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
No, we should certainly not walk in the ways of our own heart. In Ecclesiastes 11:9, Solomon said that if a young man does this, God will bring him into judgment. (Skeptics do not usually finish the verse.)
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