Their eye bulges from fatness [they have more than the heart desires]; The imaginations of their mind run riot [with foolishness]. Psalm 73:7 Holy Bible, Amplified Version
In each of us dwells the flesh.
We need the assistance of the Holy Spirit to keep it under control.
There is no one who ever goes a day without sinful thoughts.
How many men (married or single) do not look at a woman with lust?
How many women do not have envy in their hearts for those who are not more beautiful than they or have a better outfit than them?
The list is endless.
It is when we dwell upon fleshly desires that they take root and the root desires the thought to take action.
That is why we need the Holy Spirit to make us aware of these thoughts and how wrong they are. That is why we need the Holy Spirit to guide our thoughts away from the world and towards Christ.
“I am more afraid of my own heart than of the pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great pope, Self.” Martin Luther
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Tsidkenu (The Lord is Righteousness) for blessing me that You guard my heart diligently and protect me from myself for I am weak and simple minded compared to Your magnificent wisdom. I exalt Thee in the name of the strongest of them all Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.