Sunday, June 10, 2018

A clean heart - Isaiah's call

Recently in church the weekly reading from the prophets was from Isaiah chapter 6, the vision in which Isaiah saw the Lord. He experienced fear or shame over being "a man of unclean lips" in the presence of the Holy Lord. There's such a close connection between clean lips and a clean heart. Isaiah's comments provided an occasion for me to consider exactly how we may have that kind of uncleanness.

Unclean lips might speak:
  • Lies
  • Misleading partial truths
  • Slander
  • Tempting
  • Blaming
  • Gossip
  • Criticism
  • Complaining
  • Arguing
  • Cruelty
  • Mockery
  • Insults
  • Verbal traps
  • Discord
Better things  to come out of my mouth might be:
  • Praise
  • Gratitude
  • Recognition
  • Acknowledgment
  • Comfort
  • Encouragement
  • Peace
  • Blessing
  • Understanding 
  • Hope
  • Truth
  • Love


Martin LaBar said...

Two important lists.

Weekend Fisher said...

Important for me, for sure.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF