Friday, September 7, 2018
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
The Church has to set the necessary moral standards that separate us from the world. Our speech, way of dressing and practices should be blameless. Nudity is becoming less and less offensive to a generation with a seared conscience – believers are different. We cannot defeat sin unless we deal with it in all forms – spiritual, mental and physical.
Uncleanness involves moral, physical or mental impurity. Unclean thoughts pollute the human mind and spirit (1 Corinthians 15:33-34). They make it difficult for believers to retain the Word of God in their spirits and make the Holy Ghost move out of their lives. The unclean mind creates immoral thoughts out of nothing.
Manifestations of uncleanness torment those who open up to them. It is a dangerous thing to open ourselves up to unclean thoughts. As long as you keep accommodating such thoughts, you'll soon be under the bondage of those sinful acts. As believers, our thoughts must be molded by the Word of God (Ephesians 5:26-27; Romans 12:2).
Pray and ask God to cleanse and renew your mind with His Word.
“Building a Solid Church” by Eastwood Anaba
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