"The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings out that which is good, and the evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings out that which is evil, for out of the abundance of the heart, his mouth speaks." - Luke 6:45

You have probably heard more than once to follow your heart or to trust your heart. That sounds like good advice. And it would be if you were a good person. We would all like to think we are good. The problem is whose standard are we going to use to determine if we are good. Just being better than the next person might make you look good but God looks on the heart. Knowing that the heart is deceitful above all else (Jeremiah 17:9), He tells us to guard our hearts (Proverbs 4:23). For where our treasure is, there will our heart be also (Matthew 6:21).

Were are you placing your heart? We can easily get distracted by the responsibilities of the day and our heart can wander from our savior. We need to remember each day to seek first the Kingdom of God and His Righteousness (Matthew 6:33) so that our hearts can be rooted in Him (Ephesians 3:14-19). Then we can have confidence that what is in our hearts is good according to God's standard. Out of the abundance of His Word in our hearts we will be ready to speak life, peace and truth (Ephesians 4:15) in season and out (2 Timothy 4:2).