Prov 15:13-14 A glad heart makes a happy face; a broken heart crushes the spirit. A wise person is hungry for knowledge, while the fool feeds on trash.
I don’t have much of a “Poker Face”. If something is eating away at me, I might have a smile on my face but my eyes will betray me every time. My eyes reveal my emotions, happiness, sadness, anger, and pain. There is a phrase I have heard about our eyes being the windows of our souls. Perhaps the thought comes from the following scriptures.
We read in Matt 6:22-23 that our eyes are the lamps of our body, if they are good our whole body will be full of light, if they are bad, out body will be full of darkness, and in Matt 12:34 we see that out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. Later in Matt 15:19-20 we see that out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Our expressions as well as our words can reveal much about us. A cheerful face suggests a positive attitude and reflects our inner joy and our speech Heartache, as stated in the Proverb above crushes the spirit and it too can rule our face as well as our mouth.
I love to sit in busy places such as a mall or an airport and observe people. It’s fascinates me, the things I see and hear and it sets my mind to wondering.
Prov 15:15 For the despondent, every day brings trouble; for the happy heart, life is a continual feast.
These verses guide us in building values for shaping the kind of heart described in vv 13-15.
Prov 1:7 Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.
Just my jumbled thoughts for today~