Morning Morsels 090: The Evil Intent of Your Heart

Sin is attributed to us for our very thoughts and the evil intent of our hearts.

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Shalom, and happy morning to you. Sin isn’t attributed solely by acts of evil we commit—things that are made manifest by our words and deeds—sin is attributed to us for our very thoughts and the evil intent of our hearts. We are commanded to not commit murder, but Yeshua, in Matthew 5, clarifies the breaking of this law, adding that even being angry with your brother in this walk makes you guilty of murder.

In the same chapter HaMashiach points out that the commandment against adultery is also broken when we commit adultery in our hearts by simply looking at others with lustful intent. See verses 21 to 28 of Matthew 5. So, whatever ill feelings you’re harboring in your heart—thoughts of revenge, malicious intent, lustful desires brought on by things that you read, watch, or listen to—know that these are enough to make you guilty of sin, the penalty of which is death. Clinging to these thoughts and feelings will have you cast into the lake of fire.

22 Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to Yah that, if possible, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

—Acts 8:22


Keywords: lustful thoughts, evil desires, sinning in the mind, sin of the heart, matthew 5 21-28, breaking the commandments, morning morsels, living hebrew, kingdom preppers, daily devotion, growing up Hebrew, guh

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