Where’s Your Heart? – Proverbs 23:7

Proverbs 23:7 "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee."

This verse speaks of the man that has an evil eye, a greedy person. The guy with the evil eye is looking out for his own benefit not the good of others. He uses others to further his own purposes. He has ulterior motives. Although he may be hospitable, we are not to eat his meat or desire his dainties. If we do eat of them we will vomit it up. His self-seeking and self-pleasing attitude will cause us to vomit and lose any respect we had for him, if we disregard the command to refuse his food (Prov. 23:6).

The greedy person gives to others to take advantage of them or get something from them. This should cause us to think, "Why do I do the things I do? Is it so I get the approval of others? Is it to further my own selfish desires? What am I hoping to gain? Am I wanting to bring God glory? Am I seeking to invest in the lives of others and to do good to all I can?

This passage bears out the fact that as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Jesus clarifies this to be true for everyone in Matthew 12:33-37. What we speak is a reflection of our hearts. So does your heart evidence the transformational power of the work of Christ or that you are living for yourself? Who is reigning on the throne of your heart? Is your heart in what you do? Put your heart into everything you do and do it for the Lord(Colossians 3:23) May your heart be with the ones God to whom God has called you to minister today.

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