Romans 1:29

Posted by Anthony Crumley

being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers,

When God gives people over to the control of their own sinful minds their lives become full of all kinds of sin.

Unrighteousness is a general word that includes every act that is contrary to God and His moral law.

Sexual immorality includes all kinds of sexual sin such as pre-marital sex, adultery, incest, homosexuality, and sex with an improperly divorced person.  This Greek word is the basis for our English word pornography.

Wickedness is a general word that includes all kinds of evil and depraved desires and purposes.

Covetousness is greed, the strong desire to have more money and possessions than we need.

Maliciousness is the desire to be hurtful to other people.  A malicious person is mean, hateful, ill-willed, nasty, spiteful, and vicious.

Envy is the discontent, resentment, and displeasure we feel when we see or hear that someone else has something we want.  An envious person does not celebrate the success and prosperity of others.

Murder is to kill someone, to commit homicide.

Strife is to have conflict, fights, and quarrels. A strife filled person is contentious and always in conflicts with others.

Deceit is being cunning, deceptive, subtle and tricky in order to trap or take advantage of someone.

Evil-mindedness is to have bad character and to live a depraved life.  Malice and guile saturate everything an evil-minded person does.

Whisperers are gossips who secretly slander people based on hearsay, rumor and exaggeration.

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