June 5, 2019

I have been doing some sermon prep for a Sunday I’ll be filling in for our preacher and I ran across a text that caused me to stop, reread, read again in other translations, and spend some time thinking about.

I seemed to gravitate to the New Living Translation version that says of Luke 6:45:

“A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.”

And then Jesus said what got me to thinking:

“What you say flows from what is in your heart.”

I like the way the New Living Translation brings it home to me.

Not what somebody else says, but what I say flows from what is in my heart.”

And I don’t know if you’re like me or not (even though my guess is that you are like me) but what comes out of my mouth is not always something I’m proud of…and to think that is a reflection of my heart? 

It just reminds me of the need to spend time being more like Jesus, more time focusing on love, mercy and grace, more time seeking goodness, gentleness and patience. 

Spend a few minutes thinking about what has flowed from our heart today…do we need to be more like Jesus?

Peace

Jim

 

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