Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Get Rid Of It!



James 1:21 (NLT) – So get rid of all the moral filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.

While it’s possible to read God’s Word strictly on an intellectual level, we won’t understand much of it until we put it into practice.  The Bible outlines the way of life that leads to fullness, peace and joy.  Wholeness.  I’m proud of you for joining me every day to plant a seed of scripture in your heart.  Let’s allow those seeds to form roots and sprout by applying them to our lives.

You may not like today’s scripture or think it applies to you.  At first glance, I certainly didn’t!  Filth and evil are harsh words.  I’ve been there and done that, but I live a pretty clean life now.  Don’t I?

I looked back in James a few verses to see he’s been talking about anger.  Well now, that’s a different story.  If anger falls into the ‘moral filth and evil’ category, then so do many other human tendencies like bitterness, unforgiveness, envy, greed, and lust.  These sins (yes, sins) prevent us from experiencing wholeness.  Get rid of them!

So I challenge you today.  Go beyond your initial instinct to dismiss the verse.  Read it again.  What comes to mind?  What action should you take?  Will you?  Pray for God’s help.

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4 comments:

  1. I try not to use the word Hate about things. Yes people, bands, jobs, films, books, life does make me angry sometimes, but I don't think I actually generally hate anything.

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    1. Good approach Nick. Yes, we casually throw the word hate around. It's a lazy way of expressing ourselves - like profanity or OMG. Easy and not very meaningful.

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. - Cathy

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  2. This blog is a breath of fresh air! Thank you Cathy, for bringing that verse to my heart and mind today! Blessings on your day!

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    1. What kind words, Amy. Thank you. God has called me to help others grow deeper in Him. Glad you found it helpful! Spread the word to anyone who you feel might like a Seed of Scripture every day. - Cathy

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