“But the things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. Matthew 15:18
The religious leaders tried to condemn Jesus for not practicing there rituals, but Jesus teaches us its what comes from your heart and mind that defiles you. We all heard of the term “Garbage in , garbage out”. This is practical for our own lives. When we continiually listen and watch evil things , its plants the seed in our own minds and hearts and grows lawlessness.
Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
When we set our minds on holy things, we are planting the see for righteousness. Our goal is to live like Christ. When we follow Jesus we are setting ourselves free from the bondages of this world.
So what thought and words are coming from your heart and mind? Are you defiling yourself with profanity and blasphemy? Or are you speaking words of faith , hope , and love? Its important we watch the words we speak, as they have power.
Remember God breathed life into our bodies,(Genesis 2:7) the breathe we speak is essentially the Spirit of God. Are you defiling yourself with your words and actions or are you speaking life?
Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is accomplished, it brings forth death. James 1:15
Your thoughts and actions gives birth to sin which equals death. Its important we control what we allow to be put into our minds and hearts. Don’t defile yourself with the birth of your sin. Set your mind and heart on God in Jesus name Amen