The reigning philosophists, political pundits, and our favorite Disney movies all agree: Just follow your heart. It's basically our culture's catchphrase; and this world (not to mention prison) is full of people trusting their hearts. They are walking in Solomon's footsteps in Ecclesiastes, "I wanted it -- so I got it...and it wasn't enough." (Ecclesiastes 2:10-11, heavily paraphrased.)
The problem is our heart only tells us what we feel is true -- it doesn't tell us what is true.
So having failed with his heart, Solomon tried with his head and found out, "Reasoning is endless, and it gets you nowhere." (Ecclesiastes 12:12, heavily paraphrased.)
The problem is our head tells us what we think is true -- it doesn't tell us what is true. One need only to survey the contradictions between "experts" to demonstrate this point; their minds absorb the same information and come to opposite conclusions.
Having proven all this with his long life and many mistakes, Solomon concluded in Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 what his father David had told him as a young man: "Don't trust your heart. Don't trust your head. Trust and obey God Who is both Love and Judge -- perfect in heart and perfect in head."
What does God say?
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.