Lust of the Eyes

Matthew 5:27-28 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

(Reader’s Discretion is advised since the subject is about sins similar to adultery.)

1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

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Your Origins Matter.

Sometimes, Christians believe that we should ignore Creation as an evangelical tool Just because of the controversy surrounding it.

Then we would be ignoring one of God’s most potent evidences of His Glory and Intelligence doesn’t make sense to me.

Psalm 19:1-3 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Beneath This Armor

I just got through (read ‘survived’) and passed a Black Belt endurance test. (a Requirement for getting one) This has only made the song, which I used for this post’s title, have a deeper meaning in my life. It’s only thanks to God that I accomplished what I did.

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Beneath this armor, beats the heart of a man.
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     We really are in a battle. A Spiritual war that isn’t any less deadly than a ‘physical’ one, rather it is more so. It started in the Garden of Eden, but it was won at the Cross, and the Tomb from which Jesus arose. Soon the final battle of the war will be fought, and a new Heavens and Earth will be made.

But it doesn’t mean our current situation isn’t still dire, that people can’t be hurt and destroyed, that souls can’t be lost. It’s so hard to fight for God on our own strength.

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Now you may have seen me, Strong and victorious.
The enemy slaughtered down at my feet.
But holding this sword was a hand that was trembling
For I knew that alone, I’d face defeat
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     Which is why we need Jesus, we to lean on Him. Give him our every care, let Him handle our depressing issues. He is our strength

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

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I may have lost the fight, but I’ve not lost the battle.
I may be wounded, but I’m still marching on.
I’m not a hero, just a tired trembling soldier.
Beneath this armor, beats the heart of a man.
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Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

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Btw, have a Good Resurrection Day? (easter)

Sin No More

There are at two times in the Bible that I can always remember Jesus saying ‘…sin no more.”

The first at the pool of Bethesda,

John 5:1-15

1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had. 5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”

7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”

8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.

And that day was the Sabbath. 10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”

11 He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.’”

12 Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

15 The man departed and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well.

So all those years the man wanted to be healed, not like some people who would rather use their infirmities as excuses, and when Jesus helps him He gives the Command coupled with a warning.

‘Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you’

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The second is to the adulterous woman,

John 8:1-11

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.

2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.

7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”

11 She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

This passage is certainly a wonderful portion of the scripture, it displays God’s amazing grace and mercy.

On a side note I’ve always wondered what was Jesus writing on the ground? Something to ask him in heaven 🙂

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Both these passages teach us certain lessons. Ones we should All heed.

1st, We are all sinners. Looking at the adulterous woman’s story, we see that when the Pharisees and religious leaders wanted Jesus to condemn her, we see that Jesus simply says ‘the one without sin should throw the first stone’.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

2nd, We need forgiveness. In both stories the last thing Jesus tells them is to ‘Sin no more’ and to the man at the pool He even adds ‘lest a worse thing comes upon you’.

BTW, Jesus didn’t condemn them, even saying so to the Woman. And they were both wanting what Jesus offered, God requires our willingness.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

So finally, Go and Sin No More. Do not go back to your sins, take a 180 turn and go the other way. Stop Your Sin, Or things can get worse in your life. I struggle with this all the time, it’s not easy. And sometimes I feel like Paul does when he writes,

Romans 7:19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.
(See also surrounding verses)

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I certainly need this message, I’m not exactly the most qualified to give this message, I have reoccurring sins and lusts that I haven’t truly dealt with. So when I say this I say it to all, both you and me.

Go and Sin no more.

Amen.

Good leading to Bad

Where did people get the idea that doing right can’t have painful results? (more on ‘grey zones’)

the Book of Job is actually perfect for this subject. It’s one of my favorite books in the Bible (for several reasons)

Sometimes doing the Right thing will hurt both you and those around you.

So Job was a righteous man, He feared God and eschewed (avoided) evil. One day Satan came to a meeting of angels with God. “And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.” Job 1:7

Then God asked Satan if he had checked out Job, “… that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” Job 1:8

“Then Satan answered the Lord and said, doth Job fear God for nought?” Job 1:9 and started to say how God is protecting Job, and blessing his every work. (A spiritual Hedge or Wall protected him and everything he had, the reward of Job’s obedience to God)

“… but put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.” Job 1:11

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.” Job 1:12

     And Satan took everything Job had away in One Day; his 7,000 Sheep, his 3,000 Camels, his 5,000 Yoke of Oxen (A yoke is Two Oxen), 500 female Donkeys, and even worse, his Sons and Daughters were killed when the house they were in collapsed.

“Then Job arose, and rent his mantle and shaved his head, and fell down on the ground, and worshiped, and said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

In all this Job sinneth not, nor charged God foolishly.” Job 1:20-22

Round One: Satan 0, God & Job 1. Satan had thought he could get Job to sin. God’s test for Job and his challange to Satan worked, like God knew it would. Next time the angels came to present themselves to God, Satan was back. After God asked where Satan had come from, He asked again if Satan had considered Job. “…and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movest me against him, to destroy him without cause.” Job 2:3

Satan replied, “… Skin for skin, yes, all that a man hath will he give for his life. But put forth tine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.” Job 2:4-5

“And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.” Job 2:6

“So went Satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.” Job 2:7

And Job, covered in painful seeping sores from head to toe, took a shard of a pot and used it to scrape himself as a way to find relief while he sat in ashes.

“Then his wife said unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? Curse God, and die.” Job 2:9

“But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.” Job 2:10

Three of Job’s friends came; Eliphaz, Bildad, & Zophar. They had come together to comfort him.

Round Two: Satan 0, God & Job 2.

So, seven days later, Job started to cry out about his problems. Basically complaining, and often asking God questions. He was very depressed.

His friends ruin their own plan to comfort him, and instead make things worse. Saying that Bad guys always get punished and Good guys always get rewards. So it was probebly some hidden sin in Job’s life. (as well his Children) And Job would continue his complaint, as well as his defense.

Then in Chapter 38, God joins the conversation. He doesn’t answer Job’s questions, instead He asks a lot of rhetorical questions like ‘Where were you when I created everything?” or “Can you control everything animals do, or the Mighty beasts like the Behemoth and Leviathan?” All these questions show that there really is nobody like God, who controls and upholds everything.

“Then Job answered the Lord, and said, I know that thou canst do everything, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. . . Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” Job 42:1,6

Then God told Job’s friends that they had displeased God. And they should take 7 bullocks and 7 rams, and go to Job and offer a Burned sacrifice to God (with Job’s help), and that Job shall pray for them “… lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job.” Job 42:8

“… the Lord also accepted Job. And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10

So in the End, Job got twice as much as he had before. And he had more sons and daughters.

Final Results: Satan 0, God & Job 3.

(this quote is from my post ‘Never Give Up’)

So, Job is doing the right things, And it puts him in the crosshairs of Satan. Not only he suffers, but his children die, and many of his servants die as well. So it doesn’t only effect Job, but those around him as well.

His friends come to comfort him, But they can’t keep their mouths shut. They have that false idea of morality, thinking that Good people only recieve Good things, and only Evil people receive Bad things.

But since we know what happened behind the scenes, we know that’s not how things work.

Satan wants to corrupt anything that is good, because Good is the work of God.

Ephesians 6:12 – For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

1 Peter 5:8 – Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

Psalm 145:9 – The Lord is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

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For those of us who have accepted God’s salvation for our lives, Jesus has promised us that we will face persecution for the simple act of accepting Him, and certainly for serving Him!

John 15:18-19 – If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Matthew 24:9 – Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

John 16:2-3 – They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me

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1 John 3:10-13 –  In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother. 

For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

 Not as Cain, who was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his own works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.

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Serving God is really the only Good way, everything else is worldly and basically under the domain of the Devil and his ways aren’t going to last.

John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. (also see Revelation 20:10)

Romans 12:2 – And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Ecclesiastes 12:13 – Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

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We should all ask God to lead our lives through the ‘grey zones’ in our lives, we need Him now more than ever.

Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

 

Psalm 51

(a Prayer for Forgiveness)

1Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

15 O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it: thou delightest not in burnt offering.

17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion: build thou the walls of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offering and whole burnt offering: then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar.

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Lord, help us all to realize the truth of this Psalm. Especially Me.

We all need your forgiveness, none of us are even ‘half-way good’.

Why is it SO hard to do what’s Right? Why do we do what we shouldn’t, and don’t do what we should? Forgive us, forgive me, forgive our nation.

Help us to stop judging others as well for the very same sins we commit.

Amen.

Writing for God

 

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. - Psalm 26:7

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works. – Psalm 26:7

 

One of the things I definitely want to be is a writer, Fiction mostly with a scattering of Non-fiction, And Yet it’s a hard job. You can’t just want to be one, you need to work at it as much as possible. (Another ‘lesser’ goal is Indie Game developer)

It’s now been 5 years since I joined WordPress. . .

 

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It feels like time is just passing by, I haven’t done the things I really wanted to do.

James 4:14

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

    Sometimes I wonder If being a writer is really what God has for me, After all a Christian writer should be willing Not to Write if that’s what God will is.

Proverbs 16:9 – A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Proverbs 19:21 – There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
For those of you praying for me, please pray about God’s will concerning writing. (BTW, My brother ‘chewen’ also wants to write, so pray for him too!)
I’m sometimes pretty discouraged about the whole thing, So ultimately If it’s God’s will that I write I’ll have the strength and ability to do it.
 

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

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I’ll end this post with the verse I started it with.

Psalm 26:7

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Who we really Are

I recently watched Kung Fu Panda 3 and, along with all my other thoughts relating to the movie, I thought about who we are.

Are we ‘perfect the way we are’ as one of the songs in the credits said? One of the themes of the movie was ‘Finding yourself’ or ‘Becoming yourself’, Is that really what life’s about? What God wants for us? & What does the Bible say?

Basically, What’s the Meaning of Life?

 

Here’s the thing, When God created us, we — as His creation — were “very Good”. But when you continue through the record of history, you see that We MESS UP. We Wrecked It. Because of our evil choices (and We just keep doing them) the very creation is groaning until now (Romans 8:22)

 

     Since that fateful Choice in the Garden of Eden, Humanity has never truly turned around, at least by our own power. The Bible is clear about this, We have become an Evil people, we All follow Satan’s path of disobedience.

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Isaiah 64:6

But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Romans 3:11

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

Romans 3:23

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Psalm 51:5 (NIV)

Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

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So, what happens if who we really are is evil? When finding ourselves & continuing that human nature leads to great evil?

Is it worth it to become Yourself, when You are so wrong?

If you don’t Believe the Bible, Look at the news, look around you. Don’t you see how people behave?

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A long time ago, when I was a little child, I figured out the Meaning of Life. I had said so once to my parents, and they found it a bit amusing, but I really had found figured out something important. What We Were Created To Be. We’ve been made with the ability to serve God, to obey Him and to praise Him. We were made to have fellowship with Him.

We were given the Free Will to have Fellowship with and to Obey God.

 

So that’s the other side of the coin. On one side is our Original Meaning, the created You; on the other side is our Evil decision to go against God, trying to be our own gods. So depending on your perspective, Becoming or Finding Yourself could be to Follow God, Or to continue our Disobedience.

 

One thing’s for sure, Following God is near Impossible by our own strength. So we need God’s help

1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Matthew 19:26

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”

Hebrews 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Psalm 32:1

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

So if we really want to find who we should be, who we were created to be. You’ve Got to go God’s way. It’s harder, more difficult, but in the end the rewards are much greater.

If you want to ‘find yourself’ by continuing the dark path, to go with the crowd, you’ll find it easier and even rewarding for a while. But the end, you’ll find it shallow and destruction awaits that way.

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Luke 13:27-28

But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Revelation 20:12, 15

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works .  .  . And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Romans 6:23

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

So here’s a Summery of my point in three Bible verses,

Proverbs 14:12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

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Personally, The Meaning of Life only makes sense when you include God in the equation. The Athiest life is actually meaningless, the Agnostic is equally hopless, The other religions have you trying to please a god who often doesn’t care. Christianity is our only Hope, and from what I’ve gathered, It’s the Only way. God’s Way is the only way.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Profane Mouths

(This is continuing my previous post, Filthy Tongues. Basically a Part 2)

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” [Emphasis mine]

Because my personal situation hasn’t changed, I feel like continuing my previous post on this subject (Filthy Tongues). Especially with both the positive reaction to that previous post & my finding of more Holy Scriptures on the subject.

That first verse, Psalm 19:14, should give any Christian who wants to serve God some pause. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord. . .”

We should all realize that it’s not ‘just about’ the ‘bad words’, but also the content or meaning. So if you stopped using certain ‘cuss words’ and replaced them with the word ‘dung‘, is it really that different? You’re using them the same, your thoughts (meditations) & your heart attitude is the same, so why would it be any different?

Ultimately it’s not about whether it is ‘useful’ to us, but rather whether it’s acceptable to God!

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There was a time when a bunch of scribes and Pharisees came to Jesus, asking him ‘why do your disciples not wash their hands before eating?’ which was one of their traditions (see Matthew 15).

Jesus, instead of answering that question, asked them ‘why do you transgress the commandment of God telling you to honor your father & mother with one of your traditions?’ He was calling to question one of their hypocrisies.

And after He called the multitude to Himself, He said,

Matthew 15:11

“Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.” [Emphasis mine]

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I had actually mentioned this Scripture in my previous post, but had forgotten the location.

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Later Peter asked Jesus to explain the Parable, and Jesus’s reply was this:

Matthew 15:17-20

Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the drought? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.

[Bold emphasis mine]

So you are basically revealing what’s in your heart, through your mouth. If it’s not good words coming out, You’re in trouble. We would be wise to protect our hearts from evil influence.

Proverbs 4:23-24

Keep [guard] your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth, And put perverse lips far from you.

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This next verse, Colossians 3:8, was my first that I found which was clear about profanity. Which I used in my previous post, and I think it might be appropriate to repeat it.

Colossians 3:8-9

But now ye put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

So let me repeat this Good one as well. . .

Proverbs 4:24

Put away from you a deceitful mouth,

And put perverse lips far from you.

 

Another thing we should consider, which all these Scriptures are making clear, it’s not just about ‘bad language’. It’s also about, like I said, the content and heart attitude. Do we allow harshness in our mouths? Do we speak lies? Do we try to destroy the lives or reputations of others with our words? Do we use “Evil Speaking”?

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Then there’s another scary verse. I have a big family, lots of siblings, and we don’t always get along as well as we should. There’s a lot of angry words I wish I hadn’t ever said, and sometimes I’ve said them without thinking.

Matthew 12:36

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

And just think, if every Idle word is judged. What about all the rest?

Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.

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Let’s finish on a happy note, let’s all pray Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.”

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Please read my previous post if you haven’t before, you’ll find more good Scriptures!

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