The Sermon on the Mount is one of my favorite portions of Scripture to read. It is a reminder of the blessings that come from God even in the midst of trials and tribulation. We are truly blessed to have a relationship with God through His son Jesus Christ. In Luke chapter six we read Luke's account of that wonderful sermon. Though there are many examples that can be followed there is one verse that stood out to me. In verse forty five Jesus reminds us of the importance of guarding our heart in order to control our tongue;
“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)
What is it that I treasure most in this life, is it family, fame, fortune or just having fun? None of those things are bad or evil, unless they begin to control God's intent for my life. Often times when I hear people speak it is more about them than about the Lord. Of course I am speaking about those who would refer to themselves as Christians. Those with out Christ will speak of themselves, because that is their point of reference. As a Christian I want my heart to be filled with the treasures of God's love, mercy, grace and forgiveness. if that is what I treasure then what comes out of my mouth will be a treasured blessing to those who hear me speak.
“Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians 4:6 NKJV)