Proverbs 16:23 (KJV) 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
How true this is! But wait – what does this mean? How can your heart teach your mouth? Read on.
Jesus said that out of the abundance – or overflow – of your heart, your mouth speaks. [Matthew 12:34] That means whatever is in your heart in abundance, will eventually come out of your mouth – whether good of bad. It works both ways.
What we should want is for only good to come out of our mouths. That way we will be a blessing to those who hear us. Have you ever been sharing the Word with someone and something profound came out of your mouth? That’s because you had already put it in. That’s what is so exciting about getting the Word into your heart so that when you need for it to come out, it’s there. Otherwise, whatever else is in your heart will come out and it might not always be a good thing. I think you know what I mean.
Let’s get God’s Word into us so that we can trust what comes out of our mouths and be a blessing to those around us.
Matthew 12:34b (KJV) 34 … for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
You can do it!