“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 15-17, and Luke 6.
What a nice façade we all put on!
We smile. We laugh. We ask, “How are you doing?” But what is really going on with us?
What do ALL our verbal interactions for the day look like? And while we’re there, what are we thinking?
This is obvious: For my words/thoughts to be Godly, my heart must be Godly. Nothing else can pull this off.
Think of how we fool ourselves. We believe that we are good and Godly but when we see ourselves in totality (words/thoughts) we are none of the above.
We need to get after this. We must stop deluding ourselves. Our words/thoughts “barometer” screams the truth. We are sinners. We aren’t “good” enough to crow about our goodness. We must see ourselves as a work in progress.
We must let our words/thoughts teach us about ourselves. The shallowest among us, and I include myself, talk a pretty good game but our thoughts don’t match up.
What would I be like if my words/thoughts were Godly? I want that and so do you.
“Lord, I want to be like You. I want my words/thoughts to glorify You. Cleanse me of my many inconsistencies. Help me to “hear” myself talk and “hear” my thoughts so that I can adjust them where needed. I want an ongoing relationship with You. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah.”
What do you sound like and what are you thinking? Both must be Godly.