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Matters of the Heart: WHO ARE YOU?

Many times people say your fruit will expose you. How about your heart will identify who you are and what you are. In 1 Kings 3:16-28 we find two women giving birth within days of each other in the privacy of their home. The Bible identifies them both as "Harlots". No matter their identity or what they were to men they both were able to give birth. This story teaches us about the process of giving birth, nurturing what you have birthed and owning up to your mistakes.

1. The woman whose baby died was not able to accept her mistake. She not only refused to accept it but she went to desperate measures to cover it up. One might ask why? However my Spiritual mind tells me she did it to keep "man" in a state of being pleased by her. After all she was a harlot but had the gift of bearing a boy child. Her actions causes one to consider the matters of the heart. How much have you allowed yourself to do or cover up just to be seen in a certain way by man?

2. The woman whose baby lived was willing to accept being talked about by man as well as be looked down on as one that could not bear children. She knew this was not true she knew she was anointed to bear children and had given birth to a healthy baby boy that lived. She never considered pleasing her flesh over the right thing to do. Her act was selfless and commendable. Her actions causes one to consider the matters of the heart. Are you ok with being anointed to give birth and knowing it and not getting recognized for it?

- You protect what you love

1 Kings 3:16-28 King James Version (KJV)

16 Then came there two women, that were harlots, unto the king, and stood before him.

17 And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.

18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.

19 And this woman's child died in the night; because she overlaid it.

20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.

21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my son, which I did bear.

22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son. And this said, No; but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son. Thus they spake before the king.

23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.

24 And the king said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king.

25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.

26 Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it. But the other said, Let it be neither mine nor thine, but divide it.

27 Then the king answered and said, Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof.

28 And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment.

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