One of the many things that I love about Jesus is how he established that the motivation of our heart is just as important as what we do. Both in acts of righteousness and of sin, Jesus is clear that it is what happens in our inner man that will result in our actions being those of good or evil.
Luke 6:45 The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.
Matthew 15:18-19 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.
Since it is difficult to say exactly where the…
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