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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

THINKING OF EVIL IN YOUR HEART?


 

Today’s Reading:

Matthew 9: 1-8.

"And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?” (v.4)


And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever." (Genesis 3:22)


“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. " (Genesis 6:5)


“... for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth;" (Genesis 8:21b)

 


The title of the text for today may be an irritating question or insulting question to some. I mean why ask such a question. BUT our Bible references actually should show our hearts are filthy, our minds are wicked, the wickedness that is incomprehensible. It is not as if it is our fault, it is inborn - the Adamic nature. We cannot help it... the jealousy, the gossip, the backbiting, the unhealthy thought to a successful friend. This is the way of the World. The Bible says we have all sinned and come short of the Glory of God Almighty. (Romans 3:23). 1 John 1:8-9 says if we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. However, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


This is a period to show love to one another. Why must I think of negative thoughts to a fellow brethren. God Almighty has given us different talents to be used for the expansion of the Gospel. Let us learn to pray one for another. We are not of the World. Guard your heart, this is especially important. Things acquired in the World perish in the World. Ask King Solomon, in Eccl. 12:7-8. Vanity of vanities. That is why God gave his only begotten Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins. John 3:16. When you have Jesus in your life, He will fill you afresh with His love and power. Your heart of stone for thinking evil thoughts will be replaced with the heart of flesh. The Holy Spirit that He left for us, will create in you a clean heart. With the Holy Spirit, Brethren will then show love to each other, the grace to live above sin will be given to us. Though the World is persecuting us, our joy shall be in the Lord. There may be rumours all around us, we should not be shaken. Because we have Christ, all evil thoughts, imagination, planning against us and our family and nation shall fail woefully in Jesus mighty name.


And the conclusion of the whole matter: FEAR God and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. And brethren, I leave you today with this: whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and are of good report, think on these things.

God bless!

FUNMILOLA TITILAYO AINA


 

Prayer:

  1. Blood of Jesus, cleanse my heart from every impurity, in Jesus mighty name.

  2. Powers magnetizing evil thoughts to me, come out and die, in Jesus name.

  3. O Lord, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me, in Jesus name.

  4. Father Lord, let your love reign among brethren, in Jesus name.

  5. Lord Jesus, let your peace be upon our nation, in Jesus name.



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