But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every evil practice. (James 3:14-16 ESV)
Motivating Monday! Take deep breath and breathe. Then ask ourselves..Have we ever considered this scripture? God is the judge of all hearts, we are not. We’ve been given permission to be fruit inspectors. We inspect fruit from a person’s actions. We know actions come from heart conditions. Luke 6:45 The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
Good vs. Evil has been around since beginning of time. Lucifer, the devil, was a most treasured arch-angel. Selfish ambition caused pride in his heart, stirring one-third of all angels to follow him. Lucifer and all deceived angels were removed from God’s presence, becoming ruler of the air we breathe. Demonic spirits are constantly roaming, satan is constantly seeking who he can devour. He lies and is the father of all lies. Anyone falling by default or making sound choice to reject Jesus Christ, is left with satan.
For all the times chaos has entered our lives causing disorder, we need to check heart conditions. This was such a profound truth to me in my thirties. Maybe earlier in life, I was not ready to understand, although, wish I had. Where ever you are today, young or older, let’s understand these spiritual truths. There is Good vs. Evil in this world. Some follow Christ and receive wisdom from above, while others function under earthly, unspiritual, and demonic. The difference is seen in actions, understanding hearts are filled with evil or filled with good.
Good Treasure, Takes Effort
Let’s be motivated to first look within, making effort to produce good treasure, allowing the abundance of good to overflow in all we speak. When considering elections this year, take time to apply these truths and see what God reveals as we inspect fruit. May each of you be well in health with clear minds and softened hearts to understand.