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Proverbs 15:26 (NKJV) The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant.

We don’t acknowledge sin today as a culture. Sadly, even the Church doesn’t talk about sin much. It doesn’t sell books.

We excuse sin, we give it gentle and innocent labels that don’t condemn us. We blame it on something outside of us. That’s a shame because all it does it delay or distract us from dealing with sin in our lives.

The sinful thoughts of the Christian cost Jesus His life even though forgiven.  The sinful thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to God (something that disgusts Him, something He hates). Sinful hearts and sinful thoughts produce sinful mouths (Luke 6:45).

If you’ve got a potty mouth, a critical mouth, an angry mouth or a wicked mouth, it comes from one place: your wicked heart. Don’t excuse it, blame it on some “thing” or some “one” … admit it, and fix the source by asking for forgiveness (1John 1:9) and renewing your heart (Romans 12:2).

Think It Over: My grandpa used to say “when you squeeze a lemon, you get lemon juice”. Whatever is in your heart (mind) comes out of your mouth when the pressure is on. Change your heart, change your mind, change your mouth. That’s the only way it works.