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The Great Psychologist (Matt 12:34)

"For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" - Matt 12:34


Have you ever said something and then quickly regretted it?


While writing we have time to contemplate our thoughts. We can make sure that we use all the right words. But while we are having a conversation with another person, sometimes words just come out.


In a sense, we don't have control over every word that comes out of our mouths. At least a portion of our words are spoken as if on autopilot.


But what determines the course of this autopilot?


Jesus tells us the answer - our heart.


Jesus is obviously known as a great spiritual teacher. But He is also the greatest psychologist to ever live. Psychology comes from the Greek word psyche meaning soul and logos meaning word, reason, or meaning. A psychologist is one who seeks to understand the soul.


Seeing as though Jesus is the Logos incarnate as well as possessing the eternal soul of God, maybe it's time we set down our secular scientific studies for a change and focused on what Christ had to say regarding psychology.


Our words are simply a function of our heart. If we want to improve our words, we must simply improve our hearts. What we love the most will influence everything we do including everything we say.


By consistently loving God, our words will slowly be transformed into the very words of God.


And how do we love God?


Jesus also gives us this answer. “If you love me, you will keep my commandments." - John 14:15.


We cannot follow the commands of Jesus if we are not abiding in Him daily. When we direct our minds and hearts towards Christ, paths will open up and opportunities will present themselves for us to fulfill the law of Christ, which is, as Paul says, to bear each other's burdens.



In the beginning was the Word,

and the Word was with God,

and the Word was God

John 1:1


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Deb Hill
Deb Hill
Nov 20, 2023

Bing Videos Hope this gets you to this video. This worship song is so old, but it fits with this devotion. Interestingly, when we sing the scriptures, they enter our soul before we can analyze them with our intellect. Entering our hearts, they renew our minds. Then we will sing them again from our hearts and our words have become His Word. The Church has taught the Word of God through songs for centuries and then we sing to Him as we worship Him. I see this process as a circle of worship and an element of communion. It's very cool psychology!

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Yes, very nice song. Thanks for sharing!

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