Wisdom Wednesday: The Heart Revealed

IMG_8749 sink.faucet.quote_smwHave you ever heard someone say, “We can’t know another person’s heart”?  While I believe that’s true to some degree, the Bible indicates that we actually can get a sense of what is truly in another person’s heart as well as our own.  While our hearts can deceive us at times, Jesus 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

A Scottish proverb says, “When the heart is full, the tongue will speak.”

“Words really flattering are not those which we prepare, but those which escape us unthinkingly.”  –Ninon De Lenclos, French author

If deeds are wanting, all words appear mere vanity and emptiness.  –Greek Proverb

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”  –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Jesus says in Mark 7:15-16, “There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!” Jesus is explaining that we are not necessarily what we eat but what we think. Proverbs 23:7 backs Him up: “For as [a man] thinks in his heart, so is he.”  Even though we are what we think, we are not always what we think we are.  – Clyde Finklea in As a Man Thinks

“A man cannot claim his heart is kind if his words are unkind. He cannot claim his heart embraces heaven’s values if his mouth speaks the values of the world. The heart is a reservoir and the mouth a faucet. When the faucet is turned on, whatever is in the reservoir comes out.”  —Walk Thru the Bible’s QuietWalk Daily Devotional

“He is like a man in the water being moved by the current and thinking he is swimming.”  —K.Scott Bonovich, writer

“Even though we are what we think, we are not always what we think we are.”

Be careful of your thoughts, they may become words at any moment and reveal what is truly in your heart.

About Rene Yoshi

Just a transplanted Okinawan-French Southern girl with a wee bit o' Irish, sharing photography and what I'm learning about spiritual things, including putting off legalism and religious traditions, and embracing God's matchless love, tender mercy, and amazing grace! View all posts by Rene Yoshi

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