We Defile Ourselves

And he said, "What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness."—Mark 7:20-22

We are defiled by what comes out. But what comes out, comes from within. And from where within? From within a man's heart. The heart tells the truth about what a man thinks privately. And while no one knows the real heart's inclination, the evidence against us (listed above) is long. We sentence ourselves by our evil actions and intentions. God is not responsible for our evil! The only one guilty for the chaos, vandalism, injustice, and killing is man. What is happening in our world today is simply evidence against us. But do not be deceived; deception breeds more deception. The solution for the evil that comes from within is not politics, power, or a party. The only solution for spiritual issues is God, and his answer is justice in the form of Jesus Christ.

DO THIS: Confess sin and keep your heart fixed on Jesus.

PRAY THIS: God, I recognize we are all complicit in evil. Especially me. Forgive me not only for my actions but my evil intent.

 

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