The Heart and the Mouth
The knowledge of God pt.3
“ I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings:
There is an abundance of scripture about, “the heart and the mouth” in the Bible and it is not to be taken lightly, for it is part of, the knowledge of God which controls your very life. What you say today and that which is in your heart, the very center of your being, will determine your tomorrows. The Lord knows your heart, yes, it says, “searches the heart”, so nothing is hidden which shall not be revealed.
I have a horse at home so I know some stuff about horses, how to ride, saddle, all of the basic stuff. So, the other part of the above scripture about, tries the reins, certainly speaks to me. When you are riding a horse, you can tell exactly how they feel just by trying the reins. You can let the reins slack and if they are angry or excited they are ready to bolt off, running like a wild beast, or if they are quiet and content, you can tell that too. Their entire mood, their feelings from within are immediately known just by trying the reins. So too, the Lord knows your thoughts, feelings, love or lack thereof, and gives back to us accordingly, reaping the fruit of our, “doings”.
In the book of James, in the Bible, he talks about the mouth like a bit in a horse’s mouth, which guides their entire body, able to make them obey or the rudder of a ship which can direct the path of a giant vessel. There is verse after verse about gaining, understanding and knowledge, learning to control your mouth, getting the word within your heart, a literal treasure trove of scripture on these topics throughout the Bible. This understanding is, that if you incline your ear, that is, follow God’s way, loving God and each other and get this deep within your being, into your heart, then speak good things, you will be blessed! Glory to God!
The words of a man’s (or woman’s) mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. Proverbs 18:4
Another powerful verse which says it all, explaining the importance of words and finding understanding is here.
My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee. Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart. Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman. Proverbs 7:1-4
These verses, bring great power to the believer and their importance are beyond measure. Herein is the difference in having a great life, filled with the power of God, an understanding which brings you the most important knowledge you could ever latch onto, or living a life of struggle, wondering why! When you speak, good or bad is coming out of your heart releasing supernatural power to bring about fruit, either good or bad. So, control your mouth and only accept goodness, love, into your heart. This is the knowledge and understanding spoken of in the scriptures but the natural man does not understand these things. A natural man who only looks at what is seen, who is not filled with the spirit, does not understand.
1 Corinthians 2:14 says it this way, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them because they are spiritually discerned.”
But you are filled with the spirit and if not then ask and it will be freely given, but ask in faith. Live according to the knowledge and understanding which you now are taking in. Then you will certainly be blessed! Also, use your words to control your life; know that what you say, ask for, will be done. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: 1Peter 3:12 Until next time, be blessed!