What do I treasure? What is of importance to me? That which I consider valuable, precious, and worth hoarding depends on my soul’s vault; my thought and my emotional safe. Jesus taught, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:21; Luke 12:34)
Solomon wrote, “A prudent man keeps (conceals) knowledge to himself…” Prudent in the original Hebrew portrays a person who is cunning and crafty; like the “…merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it,” so said Jesus when teaching about the kingdom of God. (Matthew 13:45-46) The cunning stores and covers knowledge in their soul’s vault.
I don’t know if there is a limit to what I can know. However, I do know that what comes quickly to mind and heart is based on repetition. Why then, should I relive that which Christ has forgiven and healed? Why bury in my conscious so deeply something that neither I know God values? Instead, as Paul wrote, “…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me–put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)