“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” (James 1:21)
Now here's another interesting verse today and I think quite a difficult one to follow given the state of the world in 2010.
I suspect it would be easy for us to think that we have no moral filth or and evil in our lives - if we are Christians then surely we are living a godly life and doing our best to follow God's commands, and yet how can we not be tainted to some extent by what we read and see in the newspapers and on T.V.
It may be that if we lived in a cocoon or on a desert island that this would be a much easier verse for us to follow, but of course we don't - we live in the real world where there are real issues around evil. Of course we could adopt a 'Holier that thou' attitude and only mix with other Christians but how then are we being salt and light in the world?
We have to I believe do what we can to share the love of God and to take encouragement from the second part of the verse claiming the promise that the word that is planted in us can save us.