Examine Your Heart

Potter Stewart, the former Supreme Court justice, defined ethics as “knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is the right thing to do

I’m tired of hearing about men with the “courage of their convictions.” Nero, Caligula, Attila and Hitler all had the courage of their convictions — but not one had the courage to examine their convictions, or to change them, which is the true test of character. —Sydney J. Harris

  • 5 The Lord saw how evil humans had become on the earth. All day long their deepest thoughts were nothing but evil. Gen 6:5 (GW)

  • There are six things that the Lord hates, even seven that are disgusting to him: 17 arrogant eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill innocent people, 18 a mind devising wicked plans, feet that are quick to do wrong, 19 a dishonest witness spitting out lies, and a person who spreads conflict among relatives. Â Prov 6:16-19 (GW)

  • 20 Devious people are disgusting to the Lord, but he is delighted with those whose ways are innocent. Â Prov 11:20 (GW)

  • 9 “The human mind is the most deceitful of all things. It is incurable. No one can understand how deceitful it is. 10 I, the Lord, search minds and test hearts. I will reward each person for what he has done. I will reward him for the results of his actions. Jer 17:9-10 (GW)

  • 12 Before destruction a person’s heart is arrogant, but humility comes before honor. Prov 18:12 (GW)

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