In short, a good heart produces good words. A bad heart produces bad words. The evidence of a changed heart is, at least partially, observed by the change in our speech. I know some people will glance over this introduction and think to themselves, “This is basic. I know that already. I don’t need to read this.” Yet, I find that we constantly need discipline in the small areas of our lives. It’s the small things done poorly over long periods of time that causes major explosions.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 [NASB]?”
Chapter 7 reminds us of the intentional steps we can take to daily humble ourselves before the Lord:
God Has More Continuing reflections from yesterday’s devotion, I would suggest that if our motives and desires are simply to get more stuff or increase our pleasures without consideration for how those desires affect other people in our lives, then the motives and desires are probably not pure. One thing I continue to learn is:Continue reading “Coffee Talk Part II: I Want More…”