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Thursday, April 03, 2003

Edifier du Jour-1 Peter 1:14-16
14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, "YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY."
Not that I thought I had licence to sin, but that's a bit of a wake-up call to get rid of some of my minor infractions. We're all going to screw up on an hourly basis, but our goal is to strive to be holy. One reason to be in regular, ongoing prayer during the day is to remind you that God's in the house and that He is hurt when you do the wrong things. The toxic thought, the desire to go back for seconds when you're trying to watch your weight, the lustfull gaze, need to be brought captive. They'll be a jailbreak from time to time, but we need to do a better job at our Kingdom security. Sending out patrols to capture those bad thoughts and have cells of dicipline and faith to keep the bad thoughts locked up. Or better yet, exiled.

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