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domingo, 9 de dezembro de 2012

Mindless Humming Or Not So Mindless? Our Sabbath

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"Mouth Speaks What The Heart Is Full" - Paulo Zerbato/2011

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Mindless Humming Or Not So Mindless? Our Sabbath

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Ok, so, now some of you are saying: "What does this have to do with the Snoop/Mars song? What does being consistent have to do with simply humming mindlessly a song like that?" The answer is nothing, and everything. Let me explain. The Bible states that: "For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." (Matthew 12:34). Many people have used this verse in many ways, some say that this verse is meant to teach us that we should speak good words, instaead of foul words (like using the f-word for example), some say that this verse is meant to teach us humility in the presence of God, for if one has a heart full of God one will only speak of God and not one's self, etc. However, if you study this verse closely and see who Jesus is speaking to you will find it very hard to interpret it in any of these ways, specially the bad words' interpretation (hope no one is getting offended by this, and I hope, if you believe truly that this verse means for us that we shouldn't use bad words, that none of those nasty words have escaped your mouth while reading this).

Jesus is talking to the Pharisees and if you study Matthew chapter 12 in it's entirety you will see that Jesus has had two big confrontations with the Pharisees in this chapter. First, they tell Jesus that it is unlawful for his disciples to pick some grain for them to eat on the Sabbath (for those of you how don't know what the Sabbath is, please check out this wikipedia note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biblical_Sabbath, but really quick it means the day of rest that the Jews observed as part of the law of Moses), second they tell Jesus that he is Beelzebul (which means, literally demon prince or is just a reference to Satan himself) because Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath (yes, the same one as the one they were picking grain to eat). After these two encounters Jesus makes a powerful statement calling the Pharisees to repent of their wicked paths since they are clearly not understanding their calling, and Jesus ends this statement with the line in Matthew 12:34: "For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of."

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