Daily Thoughts : May 11th


Titus 1:15   To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.


It is a sad fact of modern life that you have to be careful what you say because so many words have been corrupted and are used to speak of sex or perversion. It is a day when there are many who are far from ‘pure' and the sadness is that it is often Christians who are heard to make ‘blue comments'. It shouldn't be.


Having been born again by the Holy Spirit, and also being indwelt by the Holy Spirit, our thoughts and our words should also be holy, and that, with modern television, films, videos, computer games and the like, is difficult.


A dictionary definition of pure is, “not corrupt, morally undefiled, guiltless.” Our minds are pure when we see nothing unrighteous or unclean or contrary to God's design and God's will. The pure in heart encounter a prostitute and see someone in great need. The pure in heart encounter the drug taker or alcoholic and see someone in great need.

The pure are sometimes said to be naïve but they are, in fact, much more than that; they are knowing of good and knowing of God and see past the outward corruption and see the potential of a child of God. They are not drawn into the corruption but they remain outside it but compassionate and caring, for they have the heart of God. It is unbelievers, says Paul, who are the corrupted ones and they pull down whatever is good. God's children should not be like that!


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