Luke 6:45 - What You Say Flows From What Is In Your Heart.

Luke 6:45 (NLT) A good person produces good 
things from the treasury of a good heart, and an 
evil person produces evil things from the 
treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from 
what is in your heart.  


Jesus reminds us that our speech and actions 
reveal our true underlying beliefs, attitudes, and 
motivations. The good impressions we try to make cannot 
last if we are being deceptive. What is in your 
heart will come out in your speech and behavior. 
[Life Application SB] 


   My sister Jenny and I often talk on the 
phone. Even though we both live stateside, we greet 
each other in French. Jenny asks, "Comment ca 
va?" (How is it going?) I respond, "Comme ci 
comme ca." (So-so.) This makes Jenny laugh. Jenny 
spoke French while living abroad for five years. I 
spoke French for one year in high school. Even 
though Jenny is more fluent, I like pulling out 
some good French words like fatigue (pronounced 
fa-tee-gay), which means tired, and dsol (pronounced 
deh-soh-lay), which means sad. I like the way they roll 
off the tongue. 
   Whether speaking in English or French, 
Jenny is always upbeat when we talk. She uses her 
words to encourage me. Her heart, the wellspring 
of her words, is full of hope, love, and 
kindness. Just talking to my sister always makes me 
feel better. 
   Jesus wants me to use my words for good 
too. But what I say echoes the state of my heart. 
Am I encouraging and honest when I speak? 
Loyal? Kind? Or anxious and bitter? Jesus is 
working on my heart, healing me with His grace. I 
want His words of mercy and love to leave my lips 
and encourage those around me, no matter what 
language I speak. Susanna Foth Aughtmon 
   Faith Step: Listen to the words that you 
say today. Are they kind? Honest? Uplifting? Ask 
Jesus to work on your heart so that your language 
encourages those around you. [Mornings With Jesus 2023 
Devotional by Guideposts and Zondervan] 


Tip over a glass full of water, and water 
spills out. Why? Because that's what was inside the 
glass. Whatever fills the glass is what comes out 
of it when it is tipped over. The same is true 
of the human heart. Jesus said that our mouths 
speak out of the fullness of our hearts. When 
circumstances or people bump into a heart full of love, 
love spills out. But bump a heart full of anger, 
and anger spills out. Missionary Amy Carmichael 
said, "A cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill 
even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly 
jolted." If we want to know what is in our heart, all 
we have to do is look closely at the speech 
that flows from within us. [NIV Once A Day 


Matthew 12:34 - Speech Reveals the Heart.