Pastor’s Corner

 

 

He went on: “What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.  All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.’”   Mark 7:20-23 (NIV)

 

Be careful of what you look at, what you listen to and what you allow yourself to think about for too long.  Many times, we are more concerned about the physical foods and beverages that we consume than we are about our spiritual health.

We can allow misguided and evil thoughts and desires to marinate in our minds and spirits, and they can end up contributing to our moral and spiritual  downfall.  Some things catch our attention, because we are human.  Some things will naturally appeal to us.  The sin is not always in our attention being grabbed or in our desires being aroused.  The harm can come when we allow things that we know can be dangerous to us to remain with us in an unwholesome way.

Depend upon the power of Holy Spirit to help you to control those thoughts and desires that may lead you to sin.  Even though it may be hard to do, don’t ever forget this.  With God you can do whatever you need to do.

Prayer

Heavenly Lord, I am weak, but You are strong.  Sometimes thoughts and desires that I know are not good for me come to me.  They are not good for me, yet they are good to me.  Remind me that You are there for me to help me in my weakness.  Amen.

 

 

Pastor JJ