Dear Young Christian:
God is not satisfied with the outward appearance. He wants, “Truth in the inward parts” (Psalm 51:6). That is, in the heart and mind. This is what He really desires! Many have been the falls of young believers who were admired and praised for what they appeared to be before others, but who allowed some unclean thing to hide within their heart. We should clean the temple of our body from within, with zeal, as the Lord did in the temple in Jerusalem during His earthly ministry. (Read John 2:14-17). Remember, “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7).
Let’s do some housecleaning this week, from the inside out. There is much that goes in through our eyes and ears, and though it may not be seen on the outside for awhile, if not judged and cleaned out, it will eventually lead to unholy actions.
Your Christian Friend,
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