How to get the dirt out of your life (Lesson 5)

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Read Judges 3:12-30.

Do right when all alone:

If you really want to get the dirt out of your life you have to be consistent. Notice that Ehud didn’t just do right when everyone else was around him. It’s easy to do right when you are with a crowd of people that agree with you. The real test is what will you do when you are alone, or with others that don’t necessarily agree with your position or personal convictions.

Ehud actually waited until he was all alone with Eglon before he acted on the “dirt”. The hardest times are those when we are all alone. That is when Satan really goes to work on us. If we are not careful we can rationalize just about anything that we set our mind to. The mind is a very dangerous thing. This is where most of our battles are fought. According to the Apostle Paul our minds are a battlefield:

But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.(Romans 7:23)

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.(Galatians 5:17)

Your mind’s natural state is not to do right; that is why the Apostle Paul said that we need to renew our minds on a continual basis:

If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;(Ephesians 4:21-23)

Remember: just because you don’t have any other people around you; you are not alone:

The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.(Proverbs 15:3)

If you really want the “dirt out of your life” then you have to do right when all alone.

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