Matthew 12:34, “…For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.”

Have you heard the story about a woman who invited some people over for dinner? At the table, she turned to her six-year-old daughter and said, “Would you like to say the blessing?” The young girl replied, “I wouldn’t know what to say.”  “Just say what you heard Mommy say,” the mother answered.  So the daughter bowed her head and said, “Lord, why on earth did I invite all these people to dinner?”

If you’re like me, you can probably relate to feeling one way on the inside, while trying to portray something different to everyone around. In the last part of Matthew 12:34, Jesus makes this statement, “…For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” It’s a scary thought to know that every word that passes through our lips actually originated somewhere deeper, in our heart. That is why scripture instructs us to protect our hearts, and to focus on what is good, pure, and excellent. Make it a point today to guard your heart, and to only use your mouth in a God honoring way.

 

Have a blessed day!

Justin Frazier

Executive Pastor

(Discipleship)

justin.frazier@cottonwoodcreek.org