Where is your heart at?

Where is your heart at?

 

Growing up I was asked many times, “Andy, where is your mind at?”

 

Matthew 6:21-23 (ESV) ~ For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!

 

Christ warns us about two kinds of hearts

  • There is the good heart. It is just like a good eye. Note that the eye is a gate that gives entrance to the mind of man. What man looks at is what he thinks about, and what he thinks about is what he actually becomes (cp. Proverbs 23:7). If a man focuses upon Jesus Christ, who is the Light of the world (John 8:12), then his mind and heart will be full of light. Therefore, the deeds of his body will be deeds of light. Singleness of the eye and heart means that a person sets his attention upon the Lord Jesus for the purpose of doing His will (cp. Acts 2:46; Ephes. 6:5; Col. 3:22). An evil eye is one that focuses upon anything that is not of God.
 
  • A man’s heart is precisely where his treasure is. If his treasure is on earth, his heart is on earth. If his treasure is in heaven, his heart is in heaven. The eye illustrates the truth. If a man’s eye is good and healthy, then he is able to focus upon the treasure and grasp the truth. But if the eye is unhealthy, he is not able to focus upon the treasure. He is blind and in darkness. A healthy heart is like a healthy eye. It grasps the true treasure, the treasure in heaven. But an unhealthy heart is like an unhealthy eye. It is in darkness, unable to see the treasure in heaven.
 
  • Note that the believer fixes his eyes upon heaven for two primary reasons:
 
  • His citizenship is in heaven:

 

Philippians 3:20-21 (ESV) ~ But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.

 
  • He seeks the treasures which are eternal:

 

2 Corinthians 4:18 (ESV) ~ …as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

 

 

As a believer we have a clear-cut charge for our lives.

 

Colossians 3:2 (ESV) ~ Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
 
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
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