“Holiness: Speak, See, Hear, Think No Evil” September 2

 

Holiness: Speak, See, Hear, Think No Evil - God's desire for us is for holiness. Holiness is more than our outward actions. It's about what's going on in our hearts.God’s desire for us is for holiness. Holiness is more than our outward actions. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts.

 

Today’s Readings:
Song of Solomon 3 & 4
Psalm 104.10-23
Proverbs 24.17-18
1 Corinthians 12.1-31

 

Holiness: Speak, See, Hear, Think No Evil

 

Song of Solomon 3 & 4:

Holiness & Our Heart

 

3.5b, “I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, by the gazelles or by the does of the field, do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases.”

This verse emphasizes the importance of keeping sexual passions within the boundaries God has laid down. Whether we are married or single, it’s important to set godly standards of purity for ourselves and, if necessary, make ourselves accountable to godly friends.

Often times, we think that means simply not doing anything we see as sinful. But God’s standard is much higher, it is inner and outer holiness. Job said he had made a covenant with his eyes not to gaze at a virgin (Job 31.1).  Continue reading