Your heart is a private conference room. It’s where emotions and thoughts engage in personal deliberation. Sometimes the conversation is quick, sometimes it’s ongoing, or maybe no deliberation at all. Jesus spoke and taught much about the heart. It was at the very core of His preaching. Consider His words:
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” – Matthew 5:27-28 NKJV
What is the conversation inside your heart like and what are the resources in the room? Is the discussion dominated by a single voice? For example, does “reason” do all the talking? Or does “emotion” get so loud that others just submit to keep the peace? In the mix of debate, the Holy Spirit’s voice is the one to listen for. He isn’t obnoxious and loud, and the Bible is His “Book of Standards”.
Our flesh often wants to counter and debate, but His counsel is true, motivated by love, and always in our best interest. What’s happening in your heart today?