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0211 Clean Hands but Dirty Hearts

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CLEAN HANDS BUT DIRTY HEARTS
Psalm 24:4 “He who has clean hands and a pure heart…”
Hands speak of outward life while heart speaks of inward life (the fig tree)
People of clean hands and of dirty hearts
Pharisees had the cleanest hands but the dirties hearts
We look for clean hands but God looks for pure hearts (Samuel)
If you are not more righteous then them you will not enter into the kingdom
Samson didn’t get his hands dirty with Delilah but when his heart got polluted, he lost (Judges 16:15)
Solomon’s woman turned his heart not his hands from the Lord
Not multiply horses; not multiply wives; not multiply gold; book shall not depart
Rules were meant to guard the heart not just keep hands clean
Line was meant to keep people from death
Heart is ourselves; it’s the soil from which everything (spiritual and social) grows
Proverbs 4:20-23 “…Guard your heart with all diligence…”
The protective power of the word of God (Proverbs 6:24; 7:5)
Thank the Lord for fences that keep us away from dogs
God puts up the fence but he can’t make you not climb over it
Every lion and snake surrounded by a fence – is a good idea
Life with God is a prison with a fence – lie of the devil
Life in religion is a life of prison, behind the fence
Are you in the fence or the sin is in the fence?
Life in the garden is not a prison life but it does have fences (Genesis 2:8-17)
The word of God puts a fence over dangerous zones to protect us
Deceiver lied by saying that the fence is keeping good things from them
The purpose of the fence is not restriction but safety
Eve climbed over the fence of God’s word & her conscience
Humanity could never climb back to the Garden from that fence
Relationship with God; marriage; family; work is effected by that fence
Life behind the fence is life of being dominated instead of dominion
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