Therefore, putting aside all filthiness and all that remains of wickedness, in humility receive the word implanted, which is able to save your souls.
James 1:21 (NASB)
The devotion talked about how for a plant to grow and flower properly, you have to deadhead. This makes perfect sense to me, my mother and father are gardeners. :) And while deadheading is work, its worth it.
The same goes for our lives. We need to cut out the bad for the good to thrive. We need to put aside the filth and wickedness, find humility and save our souls.
I'm reminded of one of my favorite movies here - Boondock Saints. "Destroy all that which is evil. So that which is good may flourish."