Saturday, July 23, 2011

Filthiness and Naughtiness

Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves...But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  James 1:21,22,25

Gotta love the King James Version.  It doesn't mince words.   Naughtiness...a word you don't hear often anymore.  Nothing seems to be naughty in our society anymore, but we know there are many naughty things being done around us, especially through the media, that we should have no part of if we claim to be a child of God. 

We are commanded to dwell on the lovely, the pure, and the holy.  We are commanded to be doers of the Word, obey the Word, not hearers only.  

So I encourage you to get rid of any filthiness or naughtiness in every area of your life.  Ask God for help.  He wants to work powerfully through you, so you can shine like stars in a wicked generation. 

We must be different. 

We are strangers and aliens.

This isn't our home.

We are called to be light. 

Let your light shine before men!

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee
Psalm 119:11