A good tree can’t produce bad fruit and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit. A tree is identified by its fruit. Figs are never gathered from thornbushes, and grapes are not picked from bramble bushes. A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart.
” What you say flows from what is in your heart.” Luke 6: 43-45
Eugene Peterson words it this way in the Message. You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.
You must begin with your own life-giving lives. It’s who you are, not what you say and do, that counts. Your true being brims over into true words and deeds.
Ecclesiastes 6:7 says,” We work to feed our appetites: Meanwhile our souls go hungry.”
It is so true, what we say flows from what is in our hearts.
When we have a strong, good, godly heart we will also have a strong, good, godly tongue. If we don’t well…. the evidence is left scarred on many relationships. We will be cold and uncaring.
How do we cultivate the seed plot of our soul?
If you haven’t a church find one. Read your Bible, study your Bible, join a Bible Study. Choose to be around people who are seeking to follow Jesus.
Let the truth and love of God seep down deep into your heart. Practice it and practice it some more until it becomes a part of who you are.
Mark 12: 29-31 “You must love the Lord our God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind and all your strength. The second is equally important: Love your neighbor as yourself. No other commandment is greater than these.”
Lets practice loving well.
Until next time, Pam