Ginrich's Devotional Blog

June 23, 2013


Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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Mark 7:23. All these evils come from within and defile a person.”

What are the evils we are to examine ourselves for? We have a group of what I call self-sins. Among them are:
self-righteousness, self-pity, self-confidence, self-sufficiency, self-admiration, self-love. this is not a complete list but we can add others as the Holy Spirit reveals them to us. These self-sins are part of our carnal nature. we are so accustomed to them we rarely notice. As hard as it is to notice them in us, it is even harder for us to free ourselves from them. The manifestations of these sins, egotism, exhibitionism, self-promotion, are so common that they are tolerated in our Christian leaders. Self can live unrebuked at the very altar. No one is immune. Praise God we don’t have to free ourselves yourself. We have God’s Holy Spirit to not only show us these self-sins. He will help us rid the habits and develop new habits reflecting the fruit of the Spirit. Our question remains are we willing to get serious with ourselves and our Holy God and move on with Him? As long as we keep any of these self-sins we will be separated from close communion with Him.

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