In college, I treated myself to a new hi-def television and sound system…by putting them on a credit card. It was great. The night I “bought” them I watched a movie at home on my on own home theater system.
It was great until I got the credit card statement. Each time I saw that statement I was reminded how I didn’t really have the financial backing to make the purchase. The longer I had to make payments, the more aware I was of my poorly funded decision.
Sometimes our actions reveal a lack of funding in our hearts.
Just like with our finances, we sometimes act in ways that tell a story about our hearts. About what’s in their. About what isn’t.
Jesus came to pour the rich wisdom of God’s heart into our hearts.
When we meditate on Jesus’ teachings, we’re meditating on richness that funds goodness of action. When we don’t meditate on Jesus’ teachings regularly, we’re missing out on that richness for which we’re made. Jesus says, “A good person produces good from the good treasury of the inner self, while an evil person produces evil from the evil treasury of the inner self. The inner self overflows with words that are spoken” (Luke 6:45, CEB).
The richness of Jesus’ wisdom in our hearts becomes richness of action towards neighbors.
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