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Words of My Mouth


By Amy Schones


“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks” (Luke 6:45 NKJV). One of the greatest privileges Americans have is the freedom of speech. The Bible proclaims in 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. With this freedom comes responsibility. When we hide God’s Word in our hearts, our speech reflects that.


“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” (Matthew 12:35). Recently, I took a few notes while listening to a Christian speaker. His statements are wise words to ponder. 

A person with a harsh tongue has an angry heart. A person with a negative tongue has a fearful heart. Harboring ungratefulness reveals a critical heart. An overactive tongue is a sign of an unsettled heart. A filthy tongue is a sign of an impure heart. The person with a bragging tongue has an insecure heart.


So… wow! How, then, can we change? #1, receive Jesus as our Savior. In our prayers, we can ask Him to create in us a clean heart (Psalm 51:10). The Lord promises to sanctify us, and our desires will begin to transform to align with His will. The Holy Spirit is at work in us, and as His beloved children, we must not strive. We, by faith, surrender to His great work in us. We can trust the Lord, for His work in us is a beautiful work of love.

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