From Pastor’s Desk: 10-30-16
Matthew 6:21 …where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
It doesn’t take very long in a conversation to see where one’s heart is. Let one talk and you’ll very soon hear not just their voice but their heart as well. The old concept of “Opening your mouth before your brain is in gear” really doesn’t hold up. One cannot speak before the brain has told one to do so. The problem with that is that too often the heart becomes so intricately involved.
The next time you ask someone how they are doing, be careful, they might just tell you. Don’t ask if you really don’t want to know. Otherwise, you may hear some “stuff” that you really would prefer they keep to themselves.
Jesus said, “…whatever is in your heart determines what you say” Matthew 12:33-35). An Old Testament principle is “…as he (man) thinks in his heart, so is he” (SEE Proverbs 23:7).
The phrase “Set your affection” in Colossians 3:2 is to φρονέω phroneō (fron-eh’-o); to exercise the mind, that is, entertain or have a sentiment or opinion; by implication to be (mentally) disposed (more or less earnestly in a certain direction); intensively to interest oneself in (with concern or obedience)…
Philippians 4:8 tells us “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things.”
“Getting something off my chest” is really “I need to share what’s on my heart.” They probably don’t realize that they are also showing you where their “treasures” are!