According to jesus what is it that defiles a man

Video According to jesus what is it that defiles a man

today’s chapter is matthew 15. here are some amazing words about what it means to live the kind of life god wants us to live. Once again, I want to emphasize that it is only by faith in Jesus Christ that we are saved, but the result of salvation will always be a changed life. good works flow from salvation, not the other way around. you can’t be saved by doing good things (Ephesians 2:8-9)!

To get to the verses I wanted to mention, let’s look at 18-20: “…what comes out of the mouth comes out of the heart and defiles a man. For evil thoughts, murders, adulteries come out of the heart. , fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies… these are the things that defile a man, but eating without washing your hands does not defile a man.”

In their day, the Jews had created certain traditions that they had incorrectly elevated to the same level of authority as scripture. hand washing was one of them. Having grown from what the law originally intended, they corrupted it and turned it into something God never intended it to be. For them, if you wanted God to be happy with you, it was a requirement that you wash your hands in his special way. either they do it their way or god would want nothing to do with you. unfortunately, they took what was initially intended and made it work in their favor.

just like today’s religion which tells us that we have to say something a hundred times before god forgives us or that we have to go see a “religious” person of one denomination or another to get forgiveness for our sins , the bible itself – god himself – teaches the exact opposite! 1 John 1:9 says that if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. we don’t need to ask a hundred times and we clearly don’t need to go to anyone else to ask for us! this is man’s corruption of what god intended!

when we stop and think about what makes a person ungodly, jesus is here telling us that what matters are the thoughts and intentions of the heart, where our actions come from. it is not the hands of the murderer that are sentenced to jail, but the man himself who is responsible! it comes from the heart and that’s what jesus is saying here.

Jesus says that if we desire a woman (or man) we have committed adultery (Matthew 5:28). A few verses before this, Jesus had said that if you were angry with someone without cause, it was as bad as murder! This again shows us that we have all sinned and fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)! nobody will be able to stand before god and say: “I was a good person, so I deserve to enter…”

instead, jesus re-emphasizes in this chapter that the problem is not the environment in which we live. It is not the fault of society or our parents or anyone else but ours. our sin comes from our hearts which means it comes from us. we will be responsible for ourselves and no excuse or blame game will get us off the hook.

jesus is here confronting religion so we can know that it has nothing to do with how good we think we are or how much good we think we do. it all boils down to the simple fact that jesus knew we couldn’t pay the price for our sin on our own and so he came to pay it for us. when we stop and think about our words, our attitudes, our thoughts, our intentions, it becomes very clear that there is no one righteous, not one (romans 3:10). Thank god for his son who came and paid for our sins so that we can be saved through faith in him!

god bless you,

jose

Content Creator Zaid Butt joined Silsala-e-Azeemia in 2004 as student of spirituality. Mr. Zahid Butt is an IT professional, his expertise include “Web/Graphic Designer, GUI, Visualizer and Web Developer” PH: +92-3217244554

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