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By not only refusing to speak in a worldly manner, but by also replacing them with “whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable” (Philippians 4:8). “Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving” (Ephesians 5:4).Also gossip (Leviticus , Romans , Psalm 15:3), lying (Proverbs - 19), and boasting in anything but the Lord (Romans , Jeremiah -24). It’s not “no gossip unless they hurt you, they talk about you, you’ve told them this to their face, they’re younger/older than you, they’re leaders/famous…” We can come up with so many reasons that we think justify our sin. Jesus’ blood alone can atone for our sin, and He had to be perfect in order to do that.You give me Your shield of victory, [we fight, in His power and for His Name, a battle that He has already won] and Your right hand sustains me.” It is an insult to God when we let our guard down and our enemy rushes in because we’ve “spurned the Son of God…profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and…outraged the Spirit of grace?” It is also because Jesus conquered death and crucified with Him the curse of sin (the wrath of God) for those whom He chose from the foundation of the world.If you have some questions you think I should add feel free to e-mail me- [email protected] don’t know that any one relationship will perfectly pass these questions, but they are meant to serve as a general direction.Even with these truths to cling to, it has been difficult in the face of these trials to continually look to Him.It can be easy to understand the benefits we receive when we walk in righteousness, but hard to know how to walk in righteousness to begin with.
“Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.” (Proverbs ) Colossians says to, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” So how do we put away perversity and corrupt talk from our mouths?
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,” (mind-you, this is pre-Christ and new natures, according to Romans 8:3, so we should be even more ready, as we are new creations! We are to regard Him in every decision and step and word.
He is to not only be first priority, but everything, as though every place we go and everything thing we do was the offering of our “bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to Him” for “in Him all things hold together.” “Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs ) As the physical heart pumps blood throughout the whole body, our heart is the wellspring of our spiritual life and out of it the mouth speaks and we act.
One night at Meta, Erin quoted Psalm , “The Lord God is a sun and shield, the Lord gives grace and glory.
No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly.” This truth brought me so much peace. He is my Shield from things that would otherwise compromise my holiness, and He is the Sun that sheds light on my understanding and the dark places of my heart, and He does all of it to bring glory to Himself.