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We all can get so caught up in the temporary things of this world.
He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” Mark 7:20-23
What are we doing to ourselves?
Ads like these are all over the place. And we give in without realizing.
For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. John 2:16
Pride is an arrogant love of self. Vanity also is thinking that one’s abilities comes from himself or herself and not from the grace of God. Vanity also keeps us from seeing our own faults.
Greed is a want for excessive earthly things, placing these objects at a higher ranking and with an inappropriate value. Also, greed can be related to wanting power over others.
No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Matthew 6:24
Gluttony is an over-indulgence and over-consumption of food and drink above what one requires.
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. Philippians 3:19
Lust is impure sexual desire.
But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28
Sloth can refer to laziness but is mostly spiritual laziness that prevents one from building virtue.
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men. Colossians 3:23
Envy is jealousy and can lead to the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation.
For he knew that it was out of envy that they had delivered him up. Mathew 27:18
Anger is the desire for vengeance, emphasizing the unbalanced and improper motives which result in rage.
Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. Colossians 3:21
Pray, Pray, Pray so that we will not fall into sin. If we really live the gospel we can get through any temptation. Be aware of sinful things and avoid them.