Luke 6:45 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.
This past Wednesday, February 14th, we observed Valentine’s Day. The emphasis of everyone is on love, especially the love that couples show to each other.
Whether or not people demonstrate love for each other, and how they go about it, comes down to how they feel in their hearts, and what is appropriate for their situation in life.
So, we might say, the love we show is a matter of the heart. The actions toward one another are reflections of the heart attitude toward other people in our lives.
What we do to and for others is truly a matter of our hearts.
Also, on Valentine’s Day this year, a wicked person violently took the lives of 17 innocent young people in a high school in Florida. All the talking heads, and all the mouths that talk without using their heads, are pointing to multiple potential causes, safeguards, and weapons of use. But the truth is, a wicked person killed several innocent people, the weapon used is incidental. It was a matter of the heart.
Jesus said in Matthew 15:19, “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:”
Cain was the first murderer, but the Bible does not mention the weapon in his hand, it mentions the attitude of his heart.
What we feed our hearts fills our hearts; and what fills our hearts, comes forth in our lives as actions.
Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commandments.” Obedience to the Lord is a reflection of one’s heart.
It’s a matter of the heart! How is your heart?