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But he kept noticing that though his car was safely parked on his driveway, parts from his car were slowly disappearing.

Comment: The verb Tereo in the present imperative is a clear call for our necessity to renounce self-effort and rely on the enabling power of the Holy Spirit to obey this command continually. To allow sin into the heart is to pollute the entire life…

“The unexamined life is not worth living,” said Socrates.

"Car alarms" and other such security devises are a part of the modern world; but human diligence is still very much needed.

I read once about a Portland man who had a security device in his car that prevented someone from driving away with it.

In my experience the Septuagint (LXX) can often serve as somewhat of a "mini-commentary" on the Hebrew passage that it translates.

One has to use discretion as the Septuagint translation of some passages are strikingly different from the corresponding Hebrew.

In short, we need to guard our heart, because our spiritual heart is the starting point for every spiritual aspect of our life.

Don't be deceived by sin (See The Deceitfulness of Sin), for all of us, even the most godly among us, has some residual, innate propensity toward moral failure, some weak point, some potential opening for sin to pierce our moral armor. Continually your soul diligently (exceedingly, very greatly), lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life; but make them known to your sons and your grandsons.

If you effectively protect your car from theft, your home from burglary, your property from damage, your financial interests from failure, and your body from personal illness and injury, and even our borders from terrorist attacks - and yet fail in protecting this one, all-important thing as the Bible warns us - that singular failure will effect all other areas of life.

The plain fact is that more personal ruin and eternal loss has been caused by a failure to protect this one thing than all failures to protect material matters combined.

I was sitting in my car in a parking lot in Seaside some time ago, sipping coffee and reading a book.