Monday, October 5, 2009

Flowing fountains?

Matthew 12:34

for whatever is in your heart determines what you say.

Today, I think the treasure I found is when I translated the word heart to the original form "kardiav" which means the fountain and seat of thoughts, passions, purpose, desires, affections, appetites. Don't you love this?

We say what is in our heart. It is the fountain and it just flows right out of what we store in our heart! Do you store good things in your heart? Do you think good thoughts? Do you have desires that you want to flow out for others to see?

The chapter goes on to tell us that ~ A good person produces good and the evil bad things…The words here translate to ~ good agagov which means good, joyful, agreeable, pleasant ~ treasury means qhsauro/v ~ a place that you store precious things or evil ~ ponhro/v ~ hardships annoyances, bad, wicked things…

I know the last paragraph may be confusing, but study the words. Do you have joy or wicked things stored in a very precious place? Do you let the joy come out or do you let the wicked flow right out of your treasury? The imagery is beautiful, which if we use the "agagov" that is stored up it would be beautiful! On the other hand if we store up ponhro/v and let that flow the beautiful image stops!

So what do you want to let flow from your fountain today? In the future what do you want to store up to let flow out of your heart? Oh the image of your passion of love and joy flowing out of your kardiav is so beautiful!

Joyfully dancing,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, the insights that you shared with us today are very interesting. I will be pondering on how the heart is like a fountain and praying that I fill mine with good things.

Just a little further in Matthew 12, in verses 38-45, I didn't remember this passage where Jesus refers to the Old Testament story of Jonah and the whale. For me, this is more validation that it is truth. What do you think?