Proverbs 23:7 says” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
Often times we only quote half of this verse and leave the rest out, I wonder if we understand the whole verse? If we take the time to study the word we will see that there is much more to it. Today we are going to dig into the meat of this scripture and prayerfully the next time we quote this verse we will say the whole verse, amen?
For as he thinketh in his heart, right here what is the man thinking?
He is not the man his mouth speaks or declares him to be, but what his heart thinks; which is discovered by his looks and actions, and by which he is to be judged of, and not by his words.
Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. In other words the man professes to make you welcome, and with seeming cordiality invites you to partake of the food upon his table. But his heart is not with thee. He is not glad to see you enjoy yourself, and his pressing invitation is empty verbiage with no heart in it.
The bible tells us in verse six of Proverbs 23:6 “Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, or desire his delicacies. When you and I read scripture we need to read a few verses before and after so that we read it in context. Now when we quote this verse we know that God is giving us a warning not to eat the bread of selfish men who only desire is for themselves and not for the good of you.
I do believe that people who only quote this one part of the verse which says” For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he, is using it to gain something for themselves. We as children of God should never pick and choose which verses we want to keep and what ones we want to omit.
Father God, help us to be careful with your words. Let us not use them for our own selfish desires, but let us quote your word accurately. In the mighty name of Jesus, AMEN