Crimes come from the heart, not the neighborhood. Jesus Christ said, “There is nothing that enters a man from outside which can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man” (Mark 7:15 NKJV). Murder, rape, robbery, bullying, violent injuring, sexual sins and blasphemy, Jesus said, “All these evil things come from within and defile a man” (Mark 7:23 NKJV). More laws on the books, newer housing projects, larger police forces, and longer prison sentences cannot change one heart like Jesus Christ can, for “if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10:9 NKJV). Jesus and the church of Christ want you to try again, with Him.
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.