Pure In Heart
"Everything is permissible, but not everything is BENEFICIAL" (1 Corinthians 10:23) ... As Christians, we get caught up in legalism when we ask "CAN I do this?" as if Christianity is a list of rules... Instead we should ask "SHOULD I do this?" .... Are the things we do BENEFICIAL to our walk with Christ? ...... The Lord is not concerned with our outward duties, He's examining our HEART.... Matthew 5:28 say If a man just LOOKS at a woman with lustful intent he has already committed adultery with her in his HEART ..... It's about the HEART!
People argue that Smoking Weed isn't a Sin because it's not in the Bible.. But God doesn't examine what we DO, He's looking at our HEARTS (1 Samuel 16:7) .... If we have to ask "Is Smoking Weed a Sin?", then we're missing the entire purpose of Christianity - dumbing it down to a list of rules ...... If we have to ask "Are tattoos a Sin?", we're caught up in legalism... We want a list of Do's and Don'ts, but Christianity goes BEYOND that! ...... Colossians 3:5 says to Mortify "Uncleanness".. Uncleanness means 'impure thoughts or motives'... WHYY do we smoke weed? WHYY are we getting tattoos? ... If Jesus was standing right next to me, would He be pleased with what I am doing? ...... 1 Corinthians 16:9 says "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own".
Christianity is not about what we can get away with and still be considered a "Christian" ... Matthew 5:8 says "Blessed are the PURE IN HEART: for they shall see God" ....... So let's examine ourselves and do everything with an intent to please God, amen? ..... 1 Corinthians 10:31 says "...whatever you do, do all to the glory of God".
God bless you (reader), stay encouraged
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As a writer, my objective is to provoke thought. As a minister, my objective is to encourage you to Christ. As a disciple, my objective is to do these things in love.