The overflow

Psalm 119:171 “My lips will pour forth praise, for you teach me your statutes.”

What do you talk about most?  What pours out of your lips?  Jesus said that from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  So, what do you fill your heart with?  That’s what will come from your mouth. 

There’s a very simple equation we often hear with respect to computers: garbage in = garbage out.  The same holds for the computer God made – our mind.  You know how it is – read fishing and hunting magazines, fishing and hunting catalogues, watch fishing and hunting shows, then when given an opportunity, guess what you’ll likely talk about – fishing and hunting.  Listen to gossip, you’ll likely get caught up in it.  We fill our minds with information, methods and anything else having to do with our profession, so that those things can come from us when necessary. Nothing wrong with that, of course, it’s just a fact. 

So – spiritually, want to have lips that pour forth praise? Then fill your mind and heart with the Word of God Who is forever praised and eternally praiseworthy.  Want the life-giving words of the gospel to come from you? Then fill your mind with God’s life-giving words. 

What profound benefits to the one who heeds this simple truth!

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