What’s in Your Heart’s Kitchen?

Rebecka Walter

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence. He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction (Proverbs 13:2-3).

Are your lips producing good fruit or bad fruit, righteous fruit or evil fruit, healthy fruit or rotten fruit, desirable fruit or distasteful fruit? Are your lips producing fruit that is genetically modified by man-made understanding or fruit that is organically grown by Holy Spirit-inspired truth (2 Timothy 3:16)?

We eat what we say by dining on the words we speak, for what we say produces the fruit we eat. Therefore, even if unintentionally, the tongue of the sinner produces vile fruit, because the mouth speaks what is in the heart’s kitchen (Matthew 12:34). But a heart that is purified, and cleansed by the blood of the Lamb, produces speech that is free from harmful chemicals, and unnatural hormones and antibiotics, resulting in clean and delightful fruit.

Vile fruit produced by the sinner is vile to the producer and to the consumer, because the words we speak have the ability to not only determine our diet, but the diet of the person receiving them.

Perhaps this is why bad company corrupts good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33), and why darkness and light cannot mix (2 Corinthians 6:15)? Why commune with, or stay in the company of, darkness? Is this not why we separate ourselves from the world (John 17:16)?

Words have power. They can create or destroy (Proverbs 18:21; Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:20). They can produce health or assure disease.

Ultimately, We determine the menu of our dining room by what we speak, and the outcome of our life or the health of our soul is not only determined by what we physically eat but by what we spiritually consume as well.