For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, said he to you; but his heart is not with you.
The capacity of thinking is a most wonderful thing. Here lies man's supremacy ever all the visible world about him. All great undertakings, the glorious enterprises of men for men's salvation, were once only thoughts. The character of a man's thoughts determines the character of his life. His actions are inspired from within. Every product of the soul, whether it be an action or a purpose, is first a germ. Sin lies in the soul in germs — in germs as well as in actions. The moral success of life consists in killing evil thoughts in the germ. There are few purer and richer pleasures in this world than the enjoyment of sweet thoughts, happy thoughts, holy thoughts. The heart determines our everlasting destiny. A heart without holiness never shall see the Lord. Christ is the only purifier of the heart.
(Theodore L. Cuyler, D.D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.