The Heart of the Matter!
Scripture reading for March 11: Luke 6, Psalm 50, Proverbs 19
Key Scriptures: Luke 6:43-45 “”For no good tree bears bad fruit; nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
Jesus connected trees and their fruit in his teaching about the evil fruit of sin in the human heart. The heart is the source of bad fruit. It is also the source of good fruit. But a evil heart cannot produce good fruit nor can a good heart produce bad fruit. What comes out of our mouths and life comes from our heart. According to Jesus, we need a heart transplant!
Faith Confession: Thank You for giving me a new heart and source of good by the Holy Spirit. Continue Your work in me to produce a pure heart of love that reflects the character of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 50:14-15 “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High, and call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you and you shall glorify Me.”