TOOLS FOR YOUR SOUL: THE BIBLE AS YOUR GUIDE FOR PURITY

EVERYONE: How has your influences in life helped you to be pure in heart leading to a soul full of love, joy and peace? Pure in heart deals with much more than sex. It deals with motives, agendas, desires and when any master or influence tells you all of these needs should be self driven then expect great discontentment and bitterness in life for all of life. The majority of people we encounter on a day to day basis seethe with anger, rage, malice and slander if not overtly then covertly in a duplicitous life. In the next section of our Psalm 119: 9-16 it reads: How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
 By living according to your word.
I seek you with all my heart;  do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart
 that I might not sin against you. Praise be to you, Lord; teach me your decrees.
 With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
 I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
 I delight in your decrees;I will not neglect your word. In the first verse the question is raised how can my motives, agendas and desires be based on your will for me and not my will for me. ALL the masters and teachers of the culture tell you the exact opposite. They tell you its all about you and since our base desire is self-centeredness it is drank as kool-aid as they profit and their minions lose. Nothing in our culture today says the masters and teachers of the day will show us the path to an abundant life. Recently we have endured extreme dysfunctional behavior in the NFL and the NCAA football arenas. Impure hearts were at the core of all the incidents and the remedy put forth was responding to the activists and the sponsors in this arena for help. Not once did any one mention the real issue-SIN and the need for REPENTANCE. Now before you go off on me skeptic hear this. You must rethink these two words as well. SIN and REPENTANCE. They do not belong to religion either. They are concepts solely discussed in the Bible by Jesus. Regardless of what you believe you SIN and you must REPENT for it. Your unbelief of these two realities do not make them false. You do not need to sit in a church or with a priest to recognize your SIN and need to REPENT. You need to realize your life is not full of love and joy and peace and deal with it by letting Jesus be your Master and Teacher. As the verses above say. Seek Him with all your heart, do not stray from His influence through hiding His commands in your heart, which means living them. Do you believe any of these players dysfunction will stop apart from letting Jesus be their Master and living as He, not religion teaches?  Our society is dying because we compartmentalize the sacred from the secular. Jesus is the Master of all but is not recognized as such because the secular is also erroneously and at times conveniently under the influence that The Bible and Jesus belongs to religion and religion is a big joke (they got that right) so it has no place in my life. So we continue to drink from cisterns that have toxic water and dry up when we could have endless streams of living water. So what shall we do? Skeptic what do you have to lose by grabbing a Bible and cracking it open as a practical decision, going to the book that says JOHN and reading it. You will not become religious, you will not be churched but you WILL begin to see what real life looks like, a life that has been avoided by you because of lies you have heard and believed. Lies that has contributed to a mediocre life and should truly make you angry. You masters and teachers have lied to you. Jesus WILL NEVER lie to you.

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