This day with God will be amazing as we read Mark 7:14-30 and let the Son shine on us so we reflect the light providing sunshine into the lives of others. In today’s passage, the Pharisees had complained to Jesus about the disciples eating without the human tradition of ceremonial washing.
Jesus explains that only what comes out of a person defiles them. Out of a person’s heart, evil thoughts come – sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance, and folly (v. 22).
So Jesus is explaining that it is what comes out from inside us that causes defilement so if we can fill our hearts with more good thoughts, we have a chance to dilute what pollutes and ultimately clean with the unseen qualities like faith, hope, and love.
The kids next door in my neighborhood are doing their school work from home during the Coronavirus outbreak. They created what you see in the photo below. Faith, hope, and love are the unseen antidotes we have in life as a therapy against the unseen disease of sin.
This day with You Lord, we come to You in prayer to follow Your Way with an eternal perspective. You live in our hearts to clean the germs that create sin with the use of the unseen therapies like faith, hope, and love. We are inspired by the lessons learned and look forward to the lessons we will learn each day so we can more effectively reflect Your light. Amen