“But what comes out of the mouth gets its start in the heart. It’s from the heart that we vomit up evil arguments, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, lies, and cussing.”
I’m not a doctor. I don’t even play one on TV or a podcast, ha! But, I think I have it right that the heart is our only organ that continuously pumps. If it stops, well, we know the ending of that story. We have heard people say, or maybe we have even said it ourselves: “She/He is the heart of this organization”. That means they are the people who are the pumps of the company, likely pumping to everyone else a strong set of company characteristics and highly respected value and principles. The CEO, or even titled leaders, aren’t always the “hearts”. They should be but if they are not, they should be supporting and ensuring that what is being pumped from the heart is right and good.
Wow, God puts squarely in front of us the importance of what our hearts are pumping. I shouldn’t even try to say it an better that the verse we are given today. So, let’s take to heart, what in in our heart and what our heart is pumping and revealing today.
Reference: Matthew 15:16 (The Message)