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Sunday, December 4, 2011
What does one talk about? Matthew 12:34 gives us a clue, what comes out is what fills the heart. We talk about that which we are excited or passionate. I live in Oklahoma. I will be really surprised if there is not conversation this morning at the church I attend about last night’s football game and its implications on the national championship. Nothing wrong with that, it is exciting for folks (rather ‘pokes) here.
Deuteronomy 6:7 tells us that our conversation, what we talk about, should be saturated with the Word of God. We watch football games with passion, intensity, great desire hoping our teams will prevail, analyzing and criticizing each element of the game. That passion spills over into our conversations for the next several days, and in some cases weeks and months.
When is the last time someone came up to you and excitedly shared what they had found in the Word of God? Does not happen much. We do not generally come to the Word with the same intensity we invest in football games. What we find there does not drive our conversation most of the time. Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 9:25 that the games are for perishable wreaths – quick who won the national championship in 2006? What we are doing in and with the Word persists in eternity.
Our kids listen to our talk. They pick up from us what is important.