Monday, December 2, 2013
Q>Why are Thoughts as Sinful as our Actions? A> "You got to Get yer Mind Right"
Why are Thoughts as Sinful as our Actions?
Jesus said in -
Matthew 22:37 New International Version (NIV)
37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’
Have you ever heard the expression “You kiss your mother with that mouth?”
We can ask “You worship Jesus with that mind?”
When you hold back from Jesus that is wrong.
In Matthew 5 Jesus preaches on the mind.
Concerning hate and murder Jesus says-
21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
Concerning adultery and sexual sin Jesus says-
27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.
"You get less when you give less.
Worship the King with heart soul and body.
Do not skip the mind.
2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Brothers and sisters, like the warden said in the movie Cool Hand Luke
“You got to get yer mind right.”
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.