WHERE ARE MY SINS ROOTED?
"But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man."
According to the One who created each component of us, emanating from our hearts are the things which "defile" us.
It has been wisely stated that The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9.
The only hope we have for a "clean heart" is in the LORD Himself. Like David, the Psalmist and man after God's heart, we should cry out to the LORD for such while flooding our hearts and minds with the Scriptures, hence the Biblical term "with the washing of water by the Word." (Eph. 5:26)
"...Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin...Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." Psalms 51:1,2,10
When I become preoccupied with the state of my own heart before God and seeking His face to make it "clean", I will cease to sit in the seat of the scornful in judging others wrongly. (Ps 1:1; Matt. 7:1-6; John 7:24)
PRAYER: Jesus please root out all iniquity from my heart. Wash my heart that I might glorify Thee from a clean heart that You have purified. Amen.
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