Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Thirteen Things That Defile You

    Today’s Reading:
  • Mark 7:1 - 23
  • Psalm 40:11 - 17
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Mark 7:1 - 23
Jesus says that it is not what goes into our bodies that makes defiles us (I assume this is part of where we learn that the new covenant makes those things that are unclean clean) but rather the things that come from inside us.  Jesus then gave us a list of thirteen things that defile us in verses 21 and 22:
  1. Evil Thoughts
  2. Sexual Immorality
  3. Theft
  4. Murder
  5. Adultery
  6. Greed
  7. Wickedness
  8. Deceit
  9. Lustful Desires
  10. Envy
  11. Slander
  12. Pride
  13. Foolishness
I have a long way to go before finishing the bible, but I have a feeling that this list sums up all the ways you can sin.  It gives me a good list to evaluate my life, actions and  words against.  I think I will be returning to this concise list quite often as I attempt to change my life and my actions to be more suitable to the Lord.

Psalm 40:11 - 17
David is once again pleading for the Lord's rescue.  I really love the last verse of this Psalm, and so I will close with Psalm 40:17:
As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts.  You are my helper and my savior.  O my God, do not delay.


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