Friday, March 01, 2013
this is where the Pharisees were trying to catch Jesus in a trap, either by His words or actions. they asked Him aobut how He and His disipiles didn't wash their hands before they ate.(it was was a tradition/law) if they didn't wash their hands, the food they ate was considered "unclean".
Jesus told them that what a person puts in his mouth, doesn't make him unclean, but what comes out of the mouth, is what makes Him unclean. because what comes out of his mouth, came out of his heart.
in the NIV Study bible i have, it says this about the passage, "We work hard to keep our outward appearance attractive, but what is in our hearts is even more important. The way we are deep down (where others can't see) matters much to God. What are you like inside? When we become Christians, God makes us different on the inside. He will continue the process of change inside, if we only ask. God wants us to seek healthy thoughts and motives, not just healthy food and exercise."
the reason this hit me so hard, is one of my biggest problems is, BALANCE. i need to make sure that i am eating healthy and exercising, but also spending time doing Bible study and being a good example of what Christ wants me to be, to show others, and helping others.
i gotta remember balance.