“It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes intoxicating drink;” –verse 4

What we put in our bodies alters us.  Caffeine in the morning, sugar in the afternoon, a relaxing drink in the evening–all to alter our moods.  We jar ourselves up, down and sideways.  We indulge one day and restrict the next.

What we put in our minds alters us.  What we look at, what we read changes us.  What we think about, how we perceive the events going on around us deeply impact how we interact with the world.

What we put in our hearts alters us.  The movies you watch, the stories that hit deep stay with us.  We start to believe that which we let get deep in our hearts.

It is not for the children of God to behave as if these realities no longer apply to us.  It is not for the children of God to be purveyors of unholiness.  If we’re going to change the world, we have to change the game.  And it may be altering what you allow inside of you.


Image by Juliet Belasyse-Smith

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