by Randy Chambers, 2015-01-20
Luke 6:45, NIV: The good man brings good things out of the good stored
up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up
in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Its been said that if you look hard enough, you can see a little good in
everyone. I would hope there is some truth to that. But regardless of optimism,
there is a truth that goes deeper than what is perceived and taps into the
reality of what is. The simple truth is, that if there is any good in us, it is
the good that God brings. That said, there is evidence within us of His good
when we are living in Him; and there is evidence of the sinful flesh when we
choose to submit to the sinful desires of our selfish nature. “…out of the
overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” Look around. There is no shortage of
words. How much of what is said is evidence of the good of Christ within? If
what you say is proof of what’s in your heart, what does your heart look like?
What is in your heart is what will come out.