When you hear the words “heart disease” what is usually talked about are the blood vessels that feed the heart. Those vessels are coronary arteries and can become clogged by high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and other things. When one of those vessels gets completely blocked, we call that a heart attack . . . and depending on the size and location of the vessel, will determine whether the heart attack is a major one or a mild one. A major heart attack can be deadly.
What does God refer to when he talks about the heart in the Bible? God is referring to the inner core of man, not the blood pump. God never intended for man to need a blood pump, because God never intended for man to live apart from Him. God’s plan was to fellowship and commune with man as He did with Adam in the garden before Adam and Eve sinned. So we see that if one of those blood vessels get clogged, one can die . . . Heart disease kills people. Where did this plan come from? Anything apart from God is dead. John 10:10 teaches us that Jesus came that we might have life. Life is much different from death . . . and let me be plain here, death means that you are separated from God. Everyone is going to experience physical death because of Adam, but the born again believer with live eternally with the Lord. Life for us is a choice and God is suggesting to us as noted in Deuteronomy 30:19, that we chose life. Choosing life gives you the ability to protect your heart – from heart disease and any other problem. Choosing life gives you access to the peace of God, and it’s that peace, that is described in Philippians 4:6-7 that will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.