Only Speak of Pure Things

Daily God Walk for Tuesday, January 18, 2011

 Whatever is pure… think on these things. – Philippians 4:8

How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to  your word. – Psalm 119:9

You are already clean (or pure) because of the word I have spoken to you – John 15:3

 A philosophy that I have ascribed to for many years is that the attitudes that are in our heart have gotten there over a period of time. What I mean by that is we have heard an attitude expressed, then we repeated that attitude and over a period of time we have expressed that attitude in our words until finally it became a part of who we are. It became firmly established in our hearts.

For many of us a good part of our attitudes about others has not been pure. There are groups of people that we have formed attitudes about that may not be accurate. There are food groups that we have formed an attitude about that may not be accurate. And, not surprisingly, there are political parties that we have formed attitudes about which may not be accurate.

I think you can see my point. The words we hear and speak form the opinions and attitudes we hold. That is why we must be careful to only speak and think things that are pure, or as one translation renders this word, “holy.”

When we speak words which convey a pure heart, and a pure conversation, we are projecting an attitude that will produce pure results. In one passage Apostle Paul writes, “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” (Titus 1:15).

We should examine our words and thoughts in light of what Paul wrote. Are my thoughts about others pure? Are my words about others pure?

I would challenge you today to begin thinking only pure thoughts and speaking only words which convey those thoughts.

 Prayer:  Lord, I tend to think thoughts about others that are not pure thoughts. Grant me a heart that is pure so that the words I speak will be pure. In Jesus name, amen.

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