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APRIL 19

 

Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things—Matt.12:34,35.

 

 Our first concern, then, should be for the heart—that its affections and disposition may be fully under the control of Divine grace; that every principle of truth and righteousness may be enthroned there; that justice, mercy, benevolence, brotherly kindness, love, faith, meekness, temperance, supreme reverence for God and Christ, and a fervent love for all the beauties of holiness, may be firmly fixed as the governing principles of life. If these principles be fixed, established, in the heart, then out of the good treasure of the heart the mouth will speak forth words of truth, soberness, wisdom and grace.

 

 

Parallel passages: Luke 6:45; Psa. 37:30; Prov. 10:20; 12:6,17-19; 15:4,23; Deut. 5:29; 6:5,6;  I. Sam. 16:7;  1.Chron. 28:9;  2.Cor. 12:14;  Psa. 51: 10; Jer. 17: 9, 10; Matt. 5: 8; 12: 33, 36, 37; 15: 18-20; 23: 26; Heb. 3: 8.