Sunday, October 16, 2011

Our words reveal our heart………

“Smooth words may hide a wicked heart,                                                             just as a pretty glaze covers a clay pot.

 People may cover their hatred with pleasant words,
but they’re deceiving you.
 They pretend to be kind, but don’t believe them.
Their hearts are full of many evils.
 While their hatred may be concealed by trickery,
their wrongdoing will be exposed in public.

 If you set a trap for others,
you will get caught in it yourself.
If you roll a boulder down on others,
it will crush you instead.

 A lying tongue hates its victims,
and flattering words cause ruin”.    Prov. 26:23-28  NLT

In Hebrew, the word for “Heart” is lebab.   It “not only includes the motives, feelings, affections, and desires, but also the will, the aims, the principles, the thoughts, and the intellect.”

The Greek word for “Heart” is kardia, from which we get the word cardiology.   The heart is the center of the inner life of man and the source or seat of all the forces and functions of soul and spirit.

Thus kardia comes to stand for the whole of the inner being of man in contrast to his external side.   Therefore, the heart is supremely the one center in man to which God turns, in which the spiritual life is rooted, whereby determining moral conduct.

The Bible talks about a distracted heart in the last days:

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap”.          Lk 21:34 NIV

“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life”.   Prov. 4:23 AMP

 “Guard your heart above all else,
for it determines the course of your life”.   Prov. 4:23 NLT

The Bible also tells us that our actions precede out of the heart:

“The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart”.   Lk 6:45  NASB

Whatever you have in your heart in abundance will eventually come out of your mouth.

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