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OUTWARD APPEARANCES CAN DECEIVE YOU

May 6, 2017

Saturday

 

Proverbs 15:13

 

A joyful heart makes a cheerful face, But when the heart is sad, the spirit is broken

 

 

LESSON

 

A person’s “heart” condition affects both his material and immaterial parts, seen in the “joyful heart”/”cheerful face” connection in this verse. Here the “heart” has its typical biblical metaphorical signification as the wellspring of human personality. Haman was joyful and glad of heart until he saw Mordecai. Nehemiah’s sad face betrayed his broken spirit.

 

The bible speaks often about the heart. It is more than the blood-pump in our chests, it is all-encompassing to our lives. One moment we can be happy and soon life brings circumstances that can trouble us. If not careful we will let everything become so intense that we will lose our joy. God did not create us to live a stressful life but to enjoy every moment of our day.

 

Memory Verse: Proverbs 17:22

 

Mirrors should think longer before they reflect.

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