Walk the Line


“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Ephesians 5:1-2)


In 1956 Johnny Cash wrote a song called, “I Walk the Line.” The song became his first number one Billboard hit and remained on the charts for more than 43 weeks. He wrote the song to express his desire to remain true and faithful to his wife in the face of many temptations. It’s a love song really. A song of promise and devotion to someone outside of himself. And while Cash wrote about his intentioned faithfulness to his marriage, the song can also describe the heart of a Christian who loves Jesus and intends to walk out life with him.  The lyrics of the song are as follows:

          I keep a close watch on this heart of…

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