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Weekly Bible Study #13

This week I was doing a bit of yardwork and realized that weeds have really taken hold of our yard so I spread out a bit of weed killer and it got me thinking…
A lot of us have spiritual weeds in our lives standing in our way, preventing us from living a spiritual life. Nothing grows without seeds first being planted, so how do we prevent them? The answer is care and maintenance.

Matthew 12: 33-34
33 “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit. 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

We’ve all heard this before, especially if you’ve listened to Metal Blessing Radio for very long, but this scripture is really quite simple. Everything that goes into your body or spirit is going to come out in some form or fashion. It is a fact that when you eat dinner, sooner or later its going to come back out. It may be gross but its reality. If you eat spicy food covered in lots of hot sauce its still going to come out, but its not going to be good I’ll tell you that!

In the same way everything we take into ourselves will eventually manifest itself in some shape or form. My profession is in IT so naturally I work with computers all the time. As a result I tend to talk about it to people a lot. If I was a gardening all the time then I probably would be talking about plants rather than SQL database corruption or server virtualization.

The point is again that “from the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks”.

Matthew 15: 18-19
18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander.

The reason weeds are bad is because they suck all the nourishment out of the soil, leaving none to sustain the other plants. Taking this a step further if your constantly feeding yourself negative material such as hate-filled music, what do you think is going to happen?

Its no secret that the spirit and the flesh are constantly at battle and so many people do not yet realize the effect that negative music has on them. The trick is to feed your spirit and starve your flesh. You feed your spirit with the Word of God, and you feed your flesh by submitting to sin or ungodly things.

I also want to take this moment to mention this for those who may be newer listeners. If you want to take the next step in your relationship with Jesus I encourage you to take the “Metal Blessing Radio Challenge”. You will get a free wristband for completion, and its quite simple.

All you have to do is give up secular music for at least an entire week and only listen to Christian music and read at least one chapter of the Bible per day. Upon completion simply fill out one of the forms on the website at www.metalblessingradio.com and send it in.

The purpose of this is to show you how much different you will feel after providing yourself with a week of spiritual nourishment. Check out the website for more details.

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About: Blake Sherwin

Born in Oklahoma, I love Jesus, metal, writing, and technology.

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