Weeding out corruption must begin in your own heart

To lie
Is to deny
Reality,
Exchanging it
For childish
Make believe.

Be a look out
Who looks within
To guard your heart
From corruption.

Corruption is supported by lies. Truth telling exposes it. Lying is the doorway to corruption. Weeding out corruption must begin in your own heart.

The greatest safeguard against corruption is the human conscience. The more we awaken it, the safer we’ll all be. Every attempt to get someone to violate their conscience releases more corruption into the world.

It’s much easier to see corruption around us than the corruption within us. Your conscience is a great lie detector. It continually tries to tell you when you’re lying.

Power doesn’t corrupt a person. It exposes the corruption that was already there and waiting for an opportunity.

Self-focus leads to self-protection which then leads to deception. Truth is found beyond our own feelings, desires, and opinions.

No matter how great a government or organization sounds, it will be as corrupt as the people who operate it are. Humanity is full of systemic problems. We don’t just need better organizations. We need to be better people.

End heart-stemic racism! Learn to appreciate God’s creativity in the array of human skin colors.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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