What’s In Your Heart?

The Lord has been helping me understand and shedding light on a topic that every believer faces. So I want to start this post a little differently.  Let me explain.

For years I have heard from preachers we need to be ye separate from the world’s ways. And this is true. But what comes from man after that teaching is usually judgment and either legalism or arguments. I made a decision years ago to not argue over scripture. There have even been some comments on this blog that appear to instigate an argument.

Friends, you have to know what you believe and why you believe what you believe so when someone asks you about your faith, you can explain and answer with conviction. But some, even believers, will not understand or agree with you. It is not a matter if people agree with you or not, it is what they do or say about you after they determine if they agree or not.

Satan has been very successful in causing strife and division amongst believers. Denominations have been fighting each other for years instead of winning souls and taking a stand for God and his word. Church splits are very common because people decide to break away. Whether the church split comes over doctrine or actions, splits happen. Many times, when some people leave a church they ” bad mouth ” some people from the church they left. So what is worse, the actions of the church you leave or how you respond to the church after you left?

I am going somewhere with this. Just laying a little ground work first. We see even in society and sadly, the church too where people want to beat people up over some of the stupidest things. My plan is to show you something God showed me and hope the light bulb will go on in your heart and mind like it did for me. So I want to give you two different scriptures to really look at and next time I will put this together, Lord willing.

God is very, very clear on the things he hates. And Jesus is very, very clear on the things that pollute or defile man. So the first scripture is what God hates and the second, what Jesus said defiles man.

Proverbs 6:16-19 KJV  “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
[17] A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
[18] An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
[19] A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.”

Mark 7:18-23 KJV  “And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
[19] Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
[20] And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
[21] For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
[22] Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
[23] All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.”

And let me add one more verse if I may –  Galatians 5:22-26 KJV  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
[23] Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
[24] And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
[25] If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
[26] Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

I do not post on Saturdays but I will post the answers to this post on Sunday the 14th Lord willing. I do want to throw you a curve though and ask you to take a look at 1 Corinthians 3: all of that chapter.

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Until next time.

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