Looking back into the Bible

I received a great message from a pastor friend of mine, and I wanted to share it with you.

 I like your above Scripture verse for testing movies and I would add a few others as well – here they are –

  • Psalms 101:2-4;
  • 2 I will be careful to lead a blameless life—
           when will you come to me?
           I will walk in my house
           with blameless heart.
     3 I will set before my eyes
           no vile thing.
           The deeds of faithless men I hate;
           they will not cling to me.

     4 Men of perverse heart shall be far from me;
           I will have nothing to do with evil.

  • Rom. 12:1-2;
  • 1Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual[a] act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • Prov. 4:23;
  •  23 Above all else, guard your heart,
           for it is the wellspring of life.
  • Phil. 4:8;
  • 8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  • Matt. 6:22-23;
  • 22“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. 23But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
  • Ps. 11:5;
  •  5 The LORD examines the righteous,
           but the wicked [a] and those who love violence
           his soul hates.
  • Eph. 5:3-7, 11-12;
  • 3But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. 4Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. 5For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a man is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.[a] 6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient. 7Therefore do not be partners with them.
  • 11Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. 12For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.
  • Ps. 141:4;
  • 4 Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil,
           to take part in wicked deeds
           with men who are evildoers;
           let me not eat of their delicacies.
  • Ps. 119:101;
  •  101 I have kept my feet from every evil path
           so that I might obey your word.
  • Hab. 1:13;
  • 13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;
           you cannot tolerate wrong.
           Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?
           Why are you silent while the wicked
           swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
  • Prov. 16:17;
  • 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;
           he who guards his way guards his life
  • Prov. 14:9;
  •  9 Fools mock at making amends for sin,
           but goodwill is found among the upright.
  • 1 Cor. 6:12;
  • 12“Everything is permissible for me”—but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me”—but I will not be mastered by anything.
  • 2 Peter 1:4
  • 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 – check these verses out and let me know what you think.

I would add the next verses to Ephesians 5:11-12

 13But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, 14for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said:
   “Wake up, O sleeper,
      rise from the dead,
   and Christ will shine on you.”

And I would love to hear what you think of this. Let me know in the comments.

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