THE TREASURE - MATTHEW 12:34 – 35

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Bible in a year: Joel 1:1-3:21, Revelation 1:1-20, Psalm 128:1-6, Proverbs 29:18

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34. O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

The verses of the scripture above show us that it is not automatic that the good man will bring forth good things. Rather, he has to bring them forth from the treasures of his heart. It is the treasure he has stored in his heart that will determine the things that will be found in his life. Out of the good treasure of his heart, he bringeth forth good things. The good man does not bring forth good things from being good but from the goodness of the treasure of his heart.
The second important inevitable key to good things is good treasures in your heart. It is possible to be a good man (Child of God) and lack the acquisition of good things. You will have the things you have in your heart in your life. You must have good things in your heart that are not subject to your environment or a personality.

Some people have found a way of managing the two together: their Christian faith and the world system. The two will never work together; it will only lead you as a captive to the devil under the world system. The challenge is how to find out God’s provision for you. This puts a responsibility on you, which is to store up your heart with the good treasures which will eventually produce the good things. God will work with the good treasures in your heart as you operate His principles to produce all the good things you need in life.

Be conscious of the things you store in your heart. Are they good enough treasures? Let your focus be on the word of God, prophecies about your life and His promises. It is the good treasure that will produce the good things in your life.

Prayer: Lord, give me wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of yourself to know how to apply these truths to store up the right things in my heart in Jesus’ name. Amen.