Have you ever heard the saying “Be careful little eyes what you see, be careful little ears what you hear, be careful little mouth what you say, be care little hands what you touch and be careful little feet where you go”? We often sing this song in our church service but do we really think about what it is saying? Sometimes I wonder if we realize how much the things we look at, listen to, touch, say and do is affecting us spiritually.
The Lord said He will not dwell in an unclean temple so when we take things into us that are not godly like bad pictures or videos, movies (porn, whether soft or hardcore), games that are violent, when we go to places that the Lord would not enter and do the things the Lord would not do we are making our temple unclean. Jesus wants us to live a good, pure and holy life, one that is patterned after His life. Satan came to Christ to tempt him the same as he does us but Jesus never gave into that temptation. He was in a fleshly body the same as each of us is so we know if He could do it we can do it also we just have to put on the same armour He did. First, we have to accept sin for what it is with no excuses as to why we are doing the things we do. If it is sin there is no excuse and Jesus knew this. He knew in order to live a pure life He had to be close to the Father. He prayed everyday without ceasing. He often went to a quiet place so He could be alone in prayer with the Father but I believe He also talked with the Father all the time in His mind and heart. He also listened to what the Father told him in His heart. We also have to listen to that still small voice that speaks to us and tells us we should not be looking at something or be doing what we are doing. Some people call it a conscious but I call it God speaking to my heart. When we hear that small voice we need to be obedient to it.
Jesus also knew the scriptures and used them to defeat Satan each time he came to tempt him. His reply was always the Word says then He quoted scripture to him. We too can use that same weapon but we must first know the Word in order to use it. If I am walking through the woods and I am approached by a bear or some other wild animal that comes at me to attack me and I have a gun in my hand but have never taken the time to study and learn how to use it then it is of little use to me. I may hold the weapon but I have no knowledge of it. It is the same with God’s Word we must study it then we will know how and when to use it in our spiritual warfare against Satan.
We are faced daily with opportunities to see and touch things that will defile our temple (our mind, heart, and body). All we have to do is turn on our phone, computer or TV and we have ready access to all the ungodly things Satan wants us to look at or touch. We must remember we may see something but we don’t have to look at something that is our choice. Pass it on by, don’t open it, don’t take that second look. Each time we give in to Satan and open that picture or video, take that second look, or we go into that place God would not have us be we open ourselves a little more to Satan giving him a stronger foothold into our minds and lives until eventually he will take over and totally destroy us and everything around us, our homes, families, children, but mostly our souls..
The Lord will help us overcome any temptation Satan throws at us if we will only stay close to Him and trust Him enough to listen to what He says in our hearts instead of the lies Satan wants to tell us.
Please don’t let Satan steal your salvation, your joy and that home in heaven He has prepared for you. Jesus loves us. He gave His life for each of us because of that love. He wants us to live a pure life, one close to Him and the Father. One where we can be an overcomer just as He was then one day we can go to that home He has built for us in heaven.
God Bless each of you! Jeanette
1 Corinthians 3:16-17 “ Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him, for the temple of God is holy, and that is what you are.”
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”
2 Corinthians 6:16-17 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people. “Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you.”
I Peter 1: 13-16 “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.”
2 Timothy 2:15 “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Ephesian 6: 10-13 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” (I recommend reading the whole chapter.)
1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.”
Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”