What Turns Us Away?

What messes us up? What makes us go the wrong direction?

it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.

-Matt 15:11

There isn’t anything you must first stop in order to become holy.

It’s not about what you do, or don’t do; it’s not about what you eat, or don’t eat. Everyone one of us choose to sin, and that is what defiles us. That’s what turns us away from God.

We don’t need to just change one thing here and there, we don’t just need a slight refresher… we need a complete replacement of our hearts. That’s what Jesus offers. He died on the cross to bring us new life. He cleanses us of all our sin, because He became our sin on the cross. He killed our sin when He killed Himself.

Don’t think you can please God simply by doing or saying the right thing, the evil that is in our hearts is far worse than that… you need a new heart, but He offers you one.

Won’t you accept it today? Have you? Will you allow Him to live through you? How can you do that, right now!?

About John Harris

χian, Jesus saves. μιᾶς γυναικὸς ἄνδρα, Pastor at Pleasant Heights, PhD (NT) candidate at Midwestern; forever Texan, μολὼν λαβέ; Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak! Allons-y
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