Mark: Day 13 - Yep, I did all those things
This 30 Days Series will lead us to Touch the Hem of Jesus' Robe by taking a look at the Gospel of Mark.
The Word - And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” Mark 7:20-23 ESV
A Thought - When I read Jesus' list of things that defile from within, I have to be honest that whether in thought or deed, I'm guilty of the whole list. Be honest, you are too. It's no wonder that we so desperately need Jesus' righteousness to be imputed to us. Thank you, Lord. I think the next time I'm feeling a bit judgmental, I'll read through that list like this: I am guilty of evil thoughts, but Jesus paid the price for that. I am guilty of sexual immorality, but Jesus paid the price for that. I am guilty of theft, but Jesus paid the price for that... sure puts things into perspective.
A Prayer - Lord, thank you for forgiving someone like me. May the realization of just how lost I was and just how great a price You paid for me inspire me towards gratitude and compassion. Lord, fill my heart with so much love that it bubbles over. - In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
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