Word for the day by Christian Education Forum
Fall as the violation of the purpose
Mrs. Bindu L. Abraham
St. James MTC, NY
45 The good person out of the good
treasure of the heart produces good, and the evil person out of evil treasure
produces evil; for it is out of the abundance of the heart that the mouth
we often say things and act without thinking. Sometimes these words or actions
give us joy but other times sadness as we regret what we said or did. It
is very important for us to realize what is truly important.
proceeding verses says "each tree is known by its own fruit". So,
what we focus our thoughts, attention, and concerns on, is the type of person
that we will prove to be. Either we will prove to be bad or good.
fruit that we produce can only be revealed by our words and actions, and deeds.
If inside we are a hateful person, a schemer, a slanderer we will be
inclined to lie, cheat, steal, and murder, and will prove to be a bad person.
inside we are a loving person, who is kind and merciful, we will be caring,
forgiving, generous, and humble, and will prove to be a good person. We cannot
hide the person that we are on the inside, because our actions (fruit) will
show what is in our hearts (treasure).
point Jesus was trying to make was that we should observe all the things He is
teaching us. Look at the Sermon on the Mount: Matthew 5. As well as the two
Greatest commandments: "Love God with our whole heart, soul, and
mind". And to "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Matt 22:37) .
When the reigning
love of GOD and Christ lives in our heart, it will make us a good person.
Therefore the deeds we do will bring forth good treasures.
Dear Heavenly Father,
help us to be the person who You want us to be. Let the goodness of our
hearts be shown through our deeds. In this way, we can spread Your gospel
around. In Your precious name, we pray. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer". Psalm 19:14