Jesus spoke and said: “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
What is the verse saying?
It is speaking about the ‘treasure of the heart’.
It is saying that a ‘good’ man speaks things that are good.
It is saying that an ‘evil’ man speaks things that are evil.
It is saying that the ‘mouth’ of a man speaks from the ‘abundance of the heart’.
So in order to discern if a person has good treasure in his/her heart, just listen to the words they speak to you and to others. What does their language say about them? Do they speak good words or evil words? Have you ever noticed or analyzed the words that you speak? Do you speak good words or evil words?
If a person speaks kindly, without malice or cursing, their heart is filled with good.
If a person is boisterous, and almost every word that comes out of their mouth is a curse/profanity or is constantly insulting & demeaning others, then you can say that that person’s heart is filled with evil.
If you are a Christian then you should be speaking with an abundance of good from your heart. You are not perfect and neither am I, so an evil word might slip from our mouths now or then, but it’s up to you to control what comes out of your mouth. Stay alert to what you might say and jump on it before it spills forth. For if you let evil over take your heart with words, then it will also overtake your mind.
If you have a propensity to curse, this will not be easy. The words might spill out even before you’ve noticed them. But if you stay on top of it, you will eventually catch yourself before speaking those evil words.
In Matthew 12:35 Jesus says, “A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”
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