Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
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In his testimony, Uncle Joe said, "Anything we're doing that we can't thank God for, we better quit doing it. Those things will drag us down." When Solomon warned his young son to "guard your heart with all diligence", this is what he was talking about. A heart that harbors no secret condemnation is a great treasure, worth whatever one has to do to obtain it.
A sense of guilt is a heavy weight. A fear of being "found out" robs the soul of joy. Anything we are doing that brings on us either of those two enervating conditions should be avoided because, as Uncle Joe said, "those things will bring us down."