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What Is It That Defiles Us?

Matthew 15:11

What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.

IMG_0435-0In a day and age when most everyone is trying to promote physical fitness (and indeed Americans need to consider taking better care of their bodies) – today’s passage reminds us that it is not what you put in your body that defiles it – but rather what comes out of the mouth.

Of course we can eat too much and too much of the wrong things – but in the day of Christ – they had debates over what foods were acceptable and what foods were unholy. Some foods – set aside for idols – were thought to defile the person if he or she ate them.

Defile is defined – to desecrate or profane (something sacred). Our Lord says – What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them. Continue reading

June 6, 2016 Posted by | Build, Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Outreach, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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