Mark 7:21-23 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.
All These Evil Things
The heart of man is pretty evil. It is a wonder the Lord can do anything with us most of the time. Out of our hearts proceed evil thoughts. All evil starts with a thought. Sometimes thoughts can go on for years before they become actions. The evil is within us. It is when it comes from within and goes out that we have problems. Sin defiles the body and mind of the saved. It is only the blood of Jesus Christ that can cleans us from sin and give us a peace of mind. Thank God for the blood. One of these days, God will take away the defilement that is within each and everyone of us. We will get a body that is like unto his glorious body.
The Heart of Man
The heart of man is deceitful. That means it can trick you into thinking it is in better shape than it really is. Our hearts don’t want us to know that they produce all the evil thoughts and sin that comes from within us. It is only when we yield to the Spirit of God that we can have overcoming power. We need to be able to stop the flow of deceitfulness that comes from our hearts. All these evil things can overwhelm you at times. You can just get sick and tired of dealing with this old man. Look unto Jesus. He is the author and finisher of your faith. He is not going to leave you like this. He will finish the job and get you all cleaned up and working without a deceitful heart in heaven one day. Praise God!