Usually, when I think of the word treasury, I think of money and the government. It reminds me of mortgages and interest rates and lots of money. But today, we are going to look at the word treasury from a different angle – the treasury stored up in the heart.
Our verse of the day comes from Luke 6:45.
“The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.”
Think of the heart like a treasury—a treasury with stores up good or evil.
Jesus teaches that no good tree can produce bad fruit, nor can a bad tree produce good fruit.
The same applies to good people and bad people. Jesus warns the disciples about inconsistent living (living bad while trying to produce good). Remember the tree example? You can’t be a bad tree that produces good fruit.
Good comes from good.
It reminds me of the parent-child relationship. If we want our kids to do good, then we should do good.
We can’t expect our kids to be good if all they see in us is bad. If we are a poor example for our children, we can expect our kids to follow our examples. If we yell, they will yell. Moreover, if they see us hitting others, they will hit others. What about If our kids see us treat someone else with disrespect? Chances are they will do the same.
What kind of example are we in front of others? Is our heart full of good or evil or a little of both?
God would be more pleased if our hearts were filled with good things.
What changes do you need to make to get rid of the evil in your heart treasury? Ask the Lord to show you areas you need to work on. If there are any, he will show you.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4, “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received; that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,”