'Therefore, get rid of all moral filth, and the evil that is so prevalent, and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you'. James 1:21
I saw this on Bible Gateway the other day, and decided it was short enough to memorise (haven't done a bad job, sometimes mix up my 'that' and 'which'). I thought it was interesting.
Often my excuse for holding on to 'moral filth' (my selfishness, laziness...and so on, for a long time) is because I don't accept what the word of God says. That is, I push what I know I should do, and the verses that remind me of it, out of my mind. When I accept the word planted in me, it is easier to get rid of my sin (aka rebellion against God) because I have a reason and motivation to do so.
How do I do it humbly? I guess by not making excuses - I need to accept the word, because the word knows best. My experience shows that if I don't get rid of my moral 'issews', I find myself humbled anyway - I'd rather choose humility, than end up falling into it (pride comes before a fall) as a last resort!
In other news, house coming along nicely. Allegedly, we'll be in by Christmas.
We're excited about being part of the community up there, praying about which church we're going to end up at, praying for our neighbours, trying to figure out nearest schools, shops, parks, doctors, hospitals, cafes...Patience is highly excited that we should be able to walk to Game Traders.
Paying a mortgage on a single income, I'm not sure what he thinks he'll be buying...perhaps that's not the point.
Anyway, it's after midnight here, which is a pretty poor performance from someone who was going to be in bed before 11pm. Ah well, there's always tomorrow night.