What Defiles Us

Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.”  Mark 7:14-15 NIV

When Jesus spoke this he wanted us to know that it is not what we take in, it is about what we put out that can hurt us. Evil come from the heart. It comes through our corrupt nature. Evil will stain our conscience. It separates us from God. It makes us unfit for communion with God.

After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) Mark 7:17-19 NIV

Jesus kind of had an attitude there. Are you so dull? Some of his disciples didn’t get it so Jesus had to reiterate. Thankfully, he declared all foods clean, because I love bacon. Mmm Bacon! Sorry my A.D.D. kicked in. Take it away Jesus! 

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 NIV

Jesus listed off the things that corrupt us. We are to not be greedy or deceitful or arrogant. We are not to commit adultery or murder or steal. It says nothing about Bacon!😀😋 Have a great weekend and God Bless You.

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