Mark 7:15-23 (NIV)

15 Nothing outside a man can make him ‘unclean’ by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him ‘unclean.’ 17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a man from the outside can make him ‘unclean’? 19 For it doesn’t go into his heart but into his stomach, and then out of his body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods “clean.”) 20 He went on: “What comes out of a man is what makes him ‘unclean.’ 21 For from within, out of men’s hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22 greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and make a man ‘unclean.'”

We live in a world where people focus on the things they eat and drink, not willing to eat or drink certain things considering them to be bad for them. But according to the Bible it’s not what goes into the body that makes one defiled, it is what comes out of it. Look around you or as you watch TV, the focus is to direct your mind to not what defiles it but what defiles your body. If a person’s focus would shift from protecting their body from harmful things to concealing their minds from the things that causes the heart to being corrupt they would be much better off. A man who consumes himself with alcohol is not defiled by the alcohol, his defilement comes from the thoughts he had before he took his first drink. The alcohol is only a tools the man uses to empty the uncleanliness already in his heart. Take the time to change your thoughts to the things pertaining to God’s Word instead of this world. ~KP

Posted on May 28, 2012, in Daily Diary of Thoughts, Misc. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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