Snow has come, and surprisingly, the news predicted it correctly! This is truly an amazing day. =D That, and the fact that Ms. Johnson actually likes a lot of the drawings in my doodlebook (sketchbook), plus Zoe being back, Drama classes finally getting a start, and school being school again. Life is picking up it's pace, but I'm enjoying it. ^^
Tonight's passage comes from Matthew 5:
21: "You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.' 22. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of judgment."
From my reading, it seems that the New Testament has a lot more to do with the heart than with actions. The Old Testament was all about "Do this" and "Do that" and you'll be right with God. But that system failed, which is the reason God sent Christ to Earth. The way we live now, "actions speak louder than words", and so often people see what others do and decide by their actions whether they are a good person. We're all great actors. We all act to the world in our own ways to hide different things on the inside. But what we should really do is live openly, and let our heart guide our actions. That way what we do will always be honest and true. If we try and our actions begin to fail at being the way we want, we know we have cleaning up to do in our hearts. And to do that, we have to be right with God. When we let Him guide us, we then have Him in our hearts and our actions show it. Then, we can not only share the gospel through word and tongue, but deed and action as well.
Well, I'm off to doodle for a bit tomorrow. Going to work on finding a job, finish applying to Ringling and Kennesaw, and skate on Jeff's pool. =P
"We each have a story- stored up inside.
Every one of us- has something to hide.
To trust in a neighbor- and confide,
Brings friends together- unified."