What does get rid of filth and evil mean? Filth and evil are those thoughts and practices that are not of God, and in most cases, the things that internally send an alert, a sense of uneasiness or a pang of guilt.
Don’t ignore them. From my experience, we live to regret them and often are placed in similar situations to revisit them in the form of a repeat challenge. This is the story of free-will.
It is the Holy Spirit in us that is convicting us of sin. John 16:8.
The Holy Spirit enters our lives when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. The Spirit of God produces the Fruit of the Spirit, Galatians 5:22-23, a topic of many of my Posts.
The Fruit of the Spirit should characterize the life of Christ in us.
Questions to ask yourself before taking action:
- Do I follow my will or God’s will for my life?
- Do I want to experience peace in my life?
- Am I willing to give up the ’old man,’ controlled by my ego?
- Will I yield to the flesh and carnal life, or to the Spirit of God?
- Will I surrender my life, receive Christ in my life, pick up the Cross, and enter the Kingdom of God?
It’s more than a matter of perspective. It is a matter of choice (free-will). It is a matter of life or death.
God’s way will save your soul, and you will experience peace in your heart. Your way leads to a life of misery and eventual (eternal) death.
“By an act of faith, you must receive Christ. You must give him the total life, your intellect, your emotional life. Your will must be bent to His will…But as many as received Him, to them who gave the right to be children of God, those who believed in his name.” John 1:12. ~Billy Graham
Image – YouVersion, Bible.com
Quote – The Fruit of the Spirit, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, October 28, 2011
Scriptures – Holy Bible
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