James 3: 9
” With the tongue we praise our LORD and FATHER,
and with it we curse the men, who have been made
in God’s likeness.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.
My brothers, this should NOT BE.
Can both fresh watering salt water flow from the
12. My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives , or a
grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce
WE can only LIVE = ONE WAY.
What comes out of us ~
14. If we harbor, bitter envy, selfish ambition
in our hearts..
“do not deny the truth ” ….
WHAT LIES @ THE CORE OF THE PERSONS BEING……
vs. 15…( right after the above..14 )
” such WISDOM does not, doest not, does not ..
*** ( telling myself )
does not come down FROM HEAVEN…
BUT IS…..a. earthly
c. of the DEVIL …..
Moral of the truth……
we can not act like, think from our
deepest internal core of being….
and think that we are truly
Praising our LORD and Father and…
think, we can continue in sin…..
** habitual sin……
a drink vs. a drunkard
slip into sexual sin vs. habitual desire fulfilled
say a bad word vs. that is our verbiage daily
eat a piece of cake…vs. gluttony
take a break vs. being a sluggard
so, what is the difference if our MINDS
continually/habitually have :
bitter envy towards others
have a bad thought about someone….
consistently having and stirring that thought ?
slip up in a relationship
or continue to manipulate for self gain ?
His Word says, ” DO NOT DENY THE TRUTH ”
what is the core of our hearts….
Does it come from HEAVEN…
Does it come from our LORD
Does our core ~ PRAISE OUR LORD AND FATHER…
if not then we are living
” from satan ”
do not deny the truth………
” where you have envy
where you have selfish ambition….
there you will find a. disorder
b. evil practice . ”
This whole thing is about CHRISTIANS ! ( us )
talking out of both sides of our mouths…
but truly it shows, that what is in our hearts…
is going to come out……
17. ” what comes from HEAVEN IS PURE ”
bottom line ~ are we PURE CHRISTIANS ?
if we are…..
* are we going to be perfect ? no
* but are we PURE CHRISTIANS ? genuine…
because our heart is pure
then comes out –
a. peace – loving
d . full of mercy ( not giving others what they deserve )
e. GOOD fruit
18 . Peacemakers SOW in peace and RAISE….
a HARVEST OF RIGHTEOUSNESS….
** the blinder focus of our lives is to
praise JESUS CHRIST in our hearts sincerely…
and strive to be sincere in living out
a true worship..a true worship…
then we won’t have to deny the truth….
and have peace within our hearts…
because we live from the inside out
in PURITY OF HEART. =
A HAVEST OF…..peace + righteousness.
** our own lives….. our own harvest
you want to live to reap…
a Harvest that pleases GOD, period.
etch it God in MY HEART………..(1) Comment