Daily Bible Podcast Day 304 – Job 22, Mark 7-8

August 31, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.'” ~Mark 7:20-23

Observation:
Jesus is telling the people that ceremonial hand-washing or eating only kosher food doesn’t prevent them from being defiled. It isn’t what we consume that defiles us, it’s what we produce as are result of our hearts.

Application:
It isn’t a certain type of music or the wrong books or the wrong food or any of that stuff that produces sin in my life. It’s my heart. Certainly negative inputs can impact my heart, but they aren’t what causes those things to manifest in my actions.

Prayer:
Father, if my heart is where sin comes from, change my heart. If my heart is where all those things reside, rip them out. Help me to continue putting good things into my heart to counteract the evil already there, but do what only You can do and give me a new heart.

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