What Jesus Did! 'From Within: The Heart Inside' — Mark 7:20

Saturday, April 30, 2016

And Jesus said, "The things that come from a person are the things that make that person wrong.
— Mark 7:20 NLT
Illustration of Mark 7:20 NLT — And Jesus said, "The things that come from a person are the things that make that person wrong.

Key Thought

Wow! What a powerful message in today's world where we deliberately expose ourselves to so many forms of hurtful images and thoughts. Jesus stressed the importance of being pure—not just in our actions, but especially in our hearts and minds! Let's hear clearly Jesus' demand that we be righteous body, soul, and spirit!

Today's Prayer

Holy Father, my loving God, please forgive me of secret sin. Especially forgive and strengthen me so that I can throw off any influence that would pull me away from you and the holiness that you long to share with me. Help me keep my thoughts pure. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Chronicles 28:9
  • Psalm 7:9
  • Mark 12:30

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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.

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