HOST: Michael Whitworth
“For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Who are you? On the surface, it seems to be a simple question, but the answer is often more complicated and difficult to discover than we think. When we think about who we are, we consider how we want others to see us, and what we want them to think of us. We also think about who we want to be or wish we were. But as we consider our lives and who we really are, we are taught by passages such as this one that the answer is found, not in the opinions of others or even in our own eyes, but deep within our hearts. Our lives are made into what they are by the things we choose to put into our hearts—thoughts, actions, images, attitudes, and feelings. The abundance of those things that we put into our hearts then come out as words, actions, and attitudes of our own. If we fill our hearts with good and godly things, then our lives will reflect godliness. If we fill our hearts with sinful and worldly things, then our lives will become like the world. May God help us to have hearts that are filled with Him!
What are some things we can do to fill our hearts with godly things?
Don’t forget to pray and have a great day!