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Evil Thoughts and Words

Evil Thoughts and Words

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Evil Thoughts and Words

James 4:11-12; Matthew 15:19 NLT

  1. From evil thoughts, come evil words.
    • Why do we have evil thoughts?
    • Evil thoughts are the natural condition of sinful humanity. (Genesis 6:5)
    • Evil thoughts are due to a sinful mind. (Matthew 9:4)
    • Evil thoughts come from one place.  But there are two reasons:
    • Jealousy and pride are the two main culprits.
    • Some people just love gossip and drama.
    • God wants to transform our evil thoughts. (Romans 12:2)
    • We must allow God to do it.
    • What happens when we have evil thoughts? (Luke 6:45 ESV)
    • We speak evil things.         
    • We’re given over to a debased mind.  (Romans 1)
    • Eventually, we’re separated from God.
  1. What are evil words? (v. 11)
    • Evil words are whatever we speak that isn’t pleasing to God.
    • Evil words don’t include rebuke when it’s necessary:
    • It does include gossip and slander. (Psalm 15:1-3)
  1. Why we shouldn’t speak poorly of others. (vv. 11-12)
    • We’re playing God. (v. 11)
    • We cannot determine, nor judge God’s law.
    • Yet, we are required to judge people in some ways. (John 7:24)
    • And still, some judging is sinful.  (Matthew 7:1-6)
    • Sinful judging is the result of pride. (v. 10)
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