MY LIVING WATER DAILY DEVOTIONAL
TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 2022
MALICE IS UNGODLY
MAIN TEXT: James 1:19-20 My Christian brothers, you know everyone should listen much and speak little. He should be slow to become angry. A man’s anger does not allow him to be right with God.
1 Peter 2:1 Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.
Malice means extreme enmity of heart, malevolence, a disposition to injure others—without cause, for mere personal gratification, or from a spirit of revenge. The word comes from the Latin word malitia from the root word malus, literally meaning evil.
Sin must be put off in each instance, but when malice is detected it is a sure sign to me that I still have a deep-rooted, depraved nature within that must be put off and the new man put on. When malice finds safe harbor in the heart of the saint, he is grieving the Holy Spirit.
Malice is like venom and has the ability to destroy – this is not the place for the Holy Spirit in the believer’s heart. It is better to leave vengeance in God’s hands and keep your heart free from such.
UPROOT MALICE IN YOUR HEART
PRAYER: God of grace, teach my heart to leave vengeance to you and let me heal from the hurting of my heart in Jesus name Amen
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