Mark 7:6-9

“And he said to them, “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you hypocrites, as it is written, “‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ You leave the commandment of God and hold to the tradition of men.” And he said to them, “You have a fine way of rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition!’”

  • May we purify our hearts today. If we are willing, Christ will cleanse us from the inside out.
  • Are you worried more about what other people think of you or about how your heart is aligned with God’s word?
  • Do you long to share Christ with others, or do others make you angry?
  • Do you find yourself talking about what other people are doing wrong and how they have mistreated you, or are you praying for those who are disrespectful and clearly living in sin?
  • Was Jesus talking to you in this passage?

Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Forgive us Lord when we have been guilty of this! Please give us a heart that has been purified by You and may we always be led by a Godly heart! Amen

Proverbs 15:16

“Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble with it.” Which of your earthly treasures are you willing to give up to be closer to God?

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Proverbs 15:13

“A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” Does your face reveal a heart that is a testimony to the greatness of Jesus Christ?

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Proverbs 15:1

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” We have total control of how we talk to others. We must choose to either honor God or to remain prideful and self-righteous. May God be glorified in our responses. Do your answers induce anger or turn people from it? Matthew 12:34 “…..For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Proverbs 14:10 “Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.” Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Proverbs 15:18 “A hot-tempered man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger quiets contention.” Proverbs 15:28 “The heart of the righteous ponders how to answer, but the mouth of the wicked pours out evil things.” James 1:19-20 “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” Dear Lord, please guide us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger.

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Proverbs 14:32

“The wicked is overthrown through his evildoing, but the righteous finds refuge in his death.” Finding refuge in your death will only occur through Jesus Christ.   Will you find refuge in your death?

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Proverbs 14:21

“Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.” Sin is the attitude that starts long before the action.

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Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.” Not allowing God to lead often leads to some of our greatest disappointments and wasted efforts, however, submitting to His will, always brings peace and joy. Proverbs 16:9 “The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.”

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