December 17, 2020

The Hidden Things of the Heart

“For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out into the open.” – Luke 8:17 Yesterday, we talked about how it’s possible that the Roman Empire fell because everything in their culture centered around the external. Although what was visible was attended to with great care, what was hidden was practically overlooked. While this was a prevailing Gentile philosophy in those times, it stands in stark contrast to the Jews, who consistently prized the inner life over the outer. In fact, in looking at the ruins of the Hebrew temple, it’s been noted by archeologists that every single stone had an ornate carving on its exterior. While you would expect that only those that were apparent to the eye would be given such great time and attention, even the stones underground had intricate designs. You see, unlike the

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