What Jesus Did! 'What Truly Defiles' — Mark 7:14-16

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Jesus called the people to him again. He said, "Every person should listen to me and understand what I am saying. There is nothing a person puts into his body that makes him wrong. A person is made wrong by the things that come from him."
— Mark 7:14-16 NLT
Illustration of Mark 7:14-16 NLT — "Every person should listen to me and understand what I am saying. There is nothing a person puts into his body that makes him wrong. A person is made wrong by the things that come from him."

Key Thought

Our words and our actions say it all, don't they! So let's take seriously our use of language—both what we say and how we say it. Let's also look at our lives and see what our actions say about our loyalty to God. We need to realize that our intentions matter for good only if we follow through on them! Repentance that is not a change of behavior, but only a change of heart, is not really repentance at all.

Today's Prayer

Bless me, LORD God Almighty, that by the power of your Spirit I can change my behavior and my values to more perfectly reflect your holiness, grace, mercy, and righteousness. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 2:22-26
  • 1 John 3:7-8
  • Psalm 19:12-14

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.