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For this week we’ll move on to Matthew Chapters 15-18. Slowly but surely we are making our way through one of our longer books. I hope you are learning and being challenged by the reading.
Oh my, I had many many more questions again this week. I was asking hubby a bunch last night while he was trying to get to sleep. He answered all the questions from his pillow with his eyes closed. But I won’t get into the answers right now, I will give you my short and sweet review.
Remember your binder/notebook for BRF??? I hope you still bring it out every time you read some thing that goes along with the topic you picked. I will be adding 12:33-37 to my ‘Taming the Tongue’ section. It is always a big time conviction when I read about the use of my mouth. “…for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”
Who wouldn’t be convicted by those verses??? Many times I wonder if there is any ‘good treasure’ being built up inside me. A few people have told me that when the hard times come, you’re stressed out and on the brink… that’s when people see who you really are. I guess that is when the true treasure of your heart shows. Whatever you are filled with comes out. Man, on my good days I’m still showing evil treasure. I’ve got a long way to go.
I am thankful for the fact that God is merciful and hasn’t snuffed me out yet. I still have opportunity to grow, learn, change by His Spirit in me. I want to build up the good treasure. I want to become like that man who finds a treasure in a field and he goes home and sells everything, EVERYTHING, to purchase the field (13:44). He knows there is something far better than anything he had already. He sold it all it the hope of owning something far greater one day.
Eternal perspective. That’s what I need. Fill myself with good treasure (His Word), and live as if none of this life matters except what adds to the eternal treasure I am pressing toward.