Thursday, October 6, 2011
7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.” Luke 6:45
So for our words to be right, our hearts have to be right. The only one that can change our hearts is God. We can’t change it on our own! (Sounds a lot like our “Character Under Construction” Series doesn’t it?) “But the tongue can no man tame…”, so let God change your heart and your words.
What do your words reveal about your heart? Are you allowing God to work on your heart? This devotion can be a start, but if it’s just something you do on your “Christian checklist” it probably isn’t transforming you. Don’t make this time of your day just a task to be accomplished. Talk to God, and keep it relational.