6/12/17 Purify Your Heart & Soul

“Empty your hearts and souls of all darkness.  This is the breeding ground for all kinds of sinful behaviors, and if allowed to continue, you will be tempted to give in to lust and all manner of other sinful behavior.  Don’t even let the idea of these behaviors come into your hearts, but live worthy of a child of the King.  Let your speech be clean and pure, not tainted by foul language or sarcastic jokes at the expense of others.  Fill your words with joyful thanks to God.  You know that there is no place in the Kingdom of God for sinful speech or behavior, so out of respect and love for the One who has promised you an inheritance in His Kingdom, behave as a child of God instead of as a child of the world.  Don’t let yourself be fooled by those who promise what they cannot give.  Their words are empty and their promises lies, and it is because of people like this that God’s punishment comes upon the world.  They are not willing to give up being slaves to sin, preferring this slavery to the freedom of serving God in love.  Do not share in their sin, or you will end up sharing in their punishment.”


Ephesians 5:3-7


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