Sunday, February 3, 2013

The mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

30 “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. 32 Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. 33 “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. 34 You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. 35 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. 36 But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

I was reading this during my quiet time yesterday. It was such a nice day because it was chilly and rainy! I sat outside on the balcony with a cup of Oregon Chai Tea and read through Matthew chapter 12. This passage hit me hard, mostly with fear. How do I know if I have ever slandered toward the Holy Spirit?! What if I am going down under now!?
I read through this post and he explains it quite well. By me asking that question, and not knowing 100% if I have, I am most likely innocent of this. PHEW! :)
Sometimes God needs to put fear into us. We get so lackadaisical (that is such a weird spelled word) with our day to day lives that we forget the big picture. Our words can be so hurtful to people. We are all guilty of saying at least one bad thing in our lives. I am doing a lesson with my kiddos this week as we start Civil Rights where they each have a piece of paper. They crumple it up as much as they can and then try to smooth it out again until it is perfect. You cant. The bumps and lines are there forever. This goes the same for our words and actions. We need to be careful with what we say to other people and about other people.
I am going to do my best not to say anything bad about other people. I am going to bear good fruit. It will be quite the challenge, but it's worth it. Wanna join me? :)
Did you have some quiet time this weekend?
God bless!

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