“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” -Romans 12:2
“Satan devotes 168 hours a week trying to deceive you. Do you think you can maintain a renewed mind with a ten-minute glance at God’s Book once a day?” -John Piper
What Your Mouth Reveals | Romans 3:13-14 | Steve Wainright
“Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under their lips.” “Their mouth is full of curses and bitterness.” -Romans 3:13-14
The mouth of a sinner is like an open grave. The smell of death comes from the heart and the stench of a rottening body is in the sinner’s mouth. Your tongue can cut people to pieces.
We all stand as guilty sinners before God. So how do we get rid of the guilt that comes from sin? The only way to get rid of that guilt is to confess that sin to God and put your faith and trust in Christ’s work on the cross. When you trust in Christ, He gives you a new vocabulary and the restraining power of His Holy Spirit. When guilt is there, that is a sign that the Spirit of God is there, showing you that you are a sinner.
May your words be few and seasoned with grace.
-excerpts from Steve Wainright’s Morning Sermon
“But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.” -2 Corinthians 11:3
Satan deceived Eve subtly. He desires to corrupt people’s minds, to lead them astray from Christ to worship other gods.
Christ demands total devotion. An undivided heart. Satan offers pleasure of sin for a season, but then comes pain from the consequences.
He desires to corrupt your thoughts. What you THINK is so important: doctrinally and morally. If your thoughts are not pure, your devotion will not be pure.
Stay focused and remain pure for the Day when we are joined with Christ forever. Let your life be consumed with God!