What Defiles You? (Matthew 15)

he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person. …For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”

We don’t live with a God who requires specific dietary laws or other pedantic restrictions on day-to-day living in order to follow Him. Being holy is belief in Jesus, it’s keeping yourself free from evil, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, stealing, lying… not petty things about what kind of food you eat or how it was prepared. Jesus is who makes us holy. You can’t be holy by “keeping kosher” without following Jesus, and if you’re following Jesus, your heart won’t produce a sinful lifestyle, follow Him, He’s worth it! 

About John Harris

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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