‘Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.’ James 1:21
To profit from the Word of God, you must lay aside all filthiness. Whatever defiles your conscience will affect your profit from the Word of God. Anything that defiles your conscience will affect your profit in the Word of God. The Word of God will not germinate in hearts that are filthy.
The Word of God will not germinate in hearts that are unclean. It is like when a container is full of chaff, it has no space for grain. When the container is full of chaff, it is not possible to accommodate any seed. And the Word of God is seed. So, lay aside all filthiness.
There are things that are toxic wastes; they are very destructive to the Word. Those things you see, things you hear, those things that make your heart to be unclean: it might be immorality, filth and impurity. Most of the junk magazines and some things people read that leave a very dirty picture in their hearts and minds suffocates the life of the Word of God.
There are many Christians that watch channels and read materials that are unprofitable to their lives and destinies. So, when you open the Bible, you see nothing out of it because your heart is chocked with filth and your mind with impurity. Thus, before you can receive the engrafted Word of God, the Word that is able to change your life, lay aside all filthiness, and may the almighty God bless you as you do so.