Pastor’s Corner – Words and Actions

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By Rev. Dennis Van Gorp

Family Life Christian Center

In Matthew 15:18 Jesus tells us, “The things that come out of the mouth, come from the heart, and these things can make a man unclean.”  Our actions and words actually come from the depths of our own heart.  What we truly are deep inside, is what others see and hear from us.

What kinds of things are found in the heart?  Verse 19 says – evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony-(lies) and slander.  These are what make a man unclean and impure.

These make up the sinful nature of mankind.  In order to not satisfy the desires of that nature, we must ask forgiveness for them and then live by the Spirit of God.  By doing so, we will exhibit certain character qualities in our lives.  Things such as:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

God doesn’t play games with us.  We will reap what we sow in our life.  If someone desires to please his sinful nature, he will find only destruction and pain.  The one who sows to please the Lord will find eternal life and great joy.

We should not become weary in doing what God desires.  We must make the most of every opportunity to do good to all people.  Our lives will have meaning and purpose, bringing joy to others.  We will honor God with our lives and bring His blessings into our life.

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