Treasure and heart (Lk 12:34-12:34)

“Where your treasure is,

There your heart

Will be also.”

 

ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν, ἐκεῖ καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν ἔσται.

 

Luke indicated that Jesus said that wherever their treasure was (ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρὸς ὑμῶν), that was where their heart would be also (ἐκεῖ καὶ ἡ καρδία ὑμῶν ἔσται).  Matthew, chapter 6:21, was practically the same, in a common Q source.  Matthew indicated that Jesus said the wonderful saying about where your treasure is (ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρός σου), there is where your heart is (ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία σου).  What you really care about is what is important to you.  What your heart yearns for is your real treasure.  Where is your real treasure?

The waiting prayer (Isa 26:7-26:9)

“The way of the righteous

Is level.

O just one!

You make smooth

The path of the righteous.

Yahweh!

In the path of your judgments,

We wait for you.

Your name

Is the soul’s desire!

Your renown

Is the soul’s desire!

My soul yearns for you

In the night!

My spirit within me

Earnestly seeks you!

When your judgments

Are in the earth,

The inhabitants of the world

Will learn righteousness.”

This prayer of Isaiah is waiting on Yahweh to come. Yahweh has made a smooth paved path for the righteous. Following the judgments of Yahweh, he is waiting for him. He knows that Yahweh’s name is great. His soul desires and yearns for Yahweh at night. His spirit is with him. Thus he earnestly seeks Yahweh. He wanted God’s judgments to be known among all the inhabitants of the world, so that they might learn righteousness.

The embrace (Song 8:3-8:3)

Female lover

“O that

His left hand was under my head!

His right hand embraced me!”

Here is an exact repetition, word for word, of the same verse that was in chapter 2. This female lover wants her lover to put his left hand under her head at the same time that his right hand embraces her. This young female lover still yearns for the embrace of her beloved.