I Timothy 1:5

09.13.16 | Justin Dix | Comments[2]

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The apostle Paul writes how a pure heart and a changed life result by following Christ.

I Timothy 1:5  [Paul writes] "The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith." (NLT)

When you read or hear the life stories of people who are Christ-followers, often you hear how their lives are transformed!  Instead of lying, or cursing, or being vengeful, etc.. . . all of that goes away!  For some it's more of a process than others.  An old chorus used to go:  Things are different now, something's happened to me, since Jesus came into my heart."  The difference is that your sins have been forgiven, you have a relationship with God and His Spirit has come to live within you.

Your conscience is that part of you that either condemns you or excuses you.  As you begin to live in harmony with your new spiritual life/awareness in Christ, you find yourself being willing to give up lustful habits and practices.  You can now love others with a pure heart -- it's the new normal . . . it's the new you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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on 09.13.16 Dwight S commented

By God's grace we are saved from sin and it's penalty to a life of servanthood. What a privilege and blessing to practice what Jesus did in his early ministry

on 09.14.16 Justin Dix commented

Amen!

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