Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Change Your Heart, Change Your Behavior

If we as believers are going to get serious about dealing with sin, we need to deal directly with our own hearts, and not focus merely on behavior modification.

[S]in expresses itself in different people in different ways.  That's why measuring external behavior in one area alone simply isn't enough to determine the state of one's heart.  The only way to kill sin is to mortify the roots of sin in the motives, desires, and drives of the heart....So, mortifying sin is not merely changing behavior, but rather addressing sinful desires in the heart. ~ Brian Hedges, Licensed to Kill - A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin. Emphasis added.

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