And whosoever shall not receive you nor hear your words, depart out of that house or city and shake off the dust of your feet. Matthew 10:14
I feel it’s very necessary to write a certain reminder to those of whom have the desire to please God in all things and in all ways; to truly understand what it might mean to be a son of God according to the exact interpretation that it was written (in which way it was to be understood). There’s great importance in understanding certain concepts in order to understand other concepts. I really don’t want to drone on and on, but rather, “connect dots”, as it were.
I hope that any of this might be helpful to you as you seek, first, the kingdom of God.
35 The good man out of the good treasure of the heart brings forth good things, and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Matthew 12:35-37
So this is a truly interesting scripture here. Jesus refers to “words” as treasure that are the manifestations of one’s heart. Here’s where it gets even more fun: the Greek word for treasure is “θησαυρός” which is pronounced thesauros from the root tithenai from PIE (Proto-Indo-European, the seeming first language from which all languages may have branched originally).
Thesauros. Whaaaaaet!? I know, right!? I got super excited too. So we’re not done, hold on and we’ll dig even deeper.
The Greek word used for heart is “καρδία” which is pronounced kardia, like the Latin cor which all refer to the heart (consider cordial) . The heart is the center, the middle, which is the center for circulating all the blood (or “life” as the bible says that the “blood” is the “life” or “soul” of a man or animal).
So this is saying that the words (treasure) in our hearts (center) determine what life (blood) is operating inside of us.
35 (yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. Luke 2:35
This is worth consideration when we also consider the concept that we are now to be considered sons (daughters) of God, specifically because the implication is that this word (or treasure, or seed) that enters our hearts (the center for circulation of all the blood), literally filters everything that flows inside of us. Do we hear this? And what does one do when the identity of their father is up in question? A paternity test: the blood is checked to see if they are a match.
In this the sons of God are manifest, and the sons of the devil: whosoever does not righteousness and that loves not his brother is not of God.
For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, That we should love one another.
The exciting adventure of words is of great importance; consider what William Carlos Williams, “Paterson” is attributed to saying:
“It is dangerous to leave written that which is badly written. A chance word, upon paper, may destroy the world. Watch carefully and erase, while the power is still yours, I say to myself, for all that is put down, once it escapes, may rot its way into a thousand minds, the corn become a black smut, and all libraries, of necessity, be burned to the ground as a consequence.”
We have understood that the conflict of words is what precisely caused the confusion in Shinar, thereby hindering any progress of the building of the Tower of Babel. Language is tremendously crucial for understanding the course of history and our own parts in it.
8 For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
9 So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue a clear and definite word, how shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.
10 There are many kinds of distinct voices in the world, and nothing is dumb.
11 Therefore, if I ignore the virtue of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaks as a barbarian, and he that speaks shall be a barbarian unto me.
12 Even so ye, forasmuch as ye desire the things of the Spirit, earnestly pursue excellence unto the edification of the congregation[a].
13 Therefore, let him that speaks in an unknown tongue pray that he may interpret.
14 For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.
This is particularly important when we consider the many variations of the original words written–this process of dilution of the original text is precisely meant to slowly chip away at the original intentions of the words written.
And while everyone is praising and exalting the Word, they are not processing it in terms of its original context but somehow mutating it to fit their own understanding of it… this is much like the way cancers and various diseases work:
A free radical is an unpaired electron. The thing is, electrons like to travel in pairs, so they will find a “healthy” molecule to steal from (it can connect to a molecule that is genetic material [DNA], proteins, cholesterol or some other fat. This connection creates singlet electrons and new free radicals.
Each cell in our bodies is like a little photocopier: it replicates itself. So these free radicals (created in a process called oxidation, even at times released by our own immune system in order to eliminate pathogenic agents when detected in the body) connects to other electrons, photocopies itself, then suddenly it’s spread into our blood system without our ever knowing it happened. If there is a single flaw in what it’s attached to, our original material will be eliminated while the mutated form will overrule it. Do you see? It is that insidious.
23 Above all else, guard thy heart; for out of it flows the issues of life.
24 Put away from thee the perversion of the mouth, and the deviation of the lips put far from thee. Proverbs 4:23-24
9 For then I will restore to the peoples the pure language that they may all call upon the name of the LORD to serve him with one consent. Zephaniah 3:9
7 ¶ Beloved, let us love one another, for charity is of God. Anyone that loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7