Friday, September 18, 2009
DAY 30 - Why Do You Entertain Evil Thoughts
Today’s Reading: Matthew 9 (Please read Matthew 9: 1 – 38 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog.) Please click the links below to Matthew 9: NIV: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%209&version=NIV Message: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%209&version=MSG Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said, “Why do you entertain evil thoughts in your hearts?” John 19: 6 Do you know how often you entertain evil thoughts? When was the last time you were so picky, so negative to grumble and complain? Today when I was reading Matthew 9 Jesus helped me to see so many good words “sins forgiven”, “filled with awe”, “praised God”, “Followed him”, “healed”, “faith”, “amazed”. He also helped me to see every time he did a miracle, a good thing, then the Pharisees always received that with a negative attitude. Jesus named that out as “entertain evil thoughts in your hearts.” Matthew 9: 4 Which side do you choose? To entertain evil thoughts in your hearts or to have faith to follow Jesus and experience all those powerful things that can happen in your life. Dear Lord Jesus, Help me not to entertain those evil thoughts in my heart but to ask your blood to cleanse those thoughts so that I can be able to follow you and love you and others daily. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.