1.19.2011

Word Wednesday .::128

Word Wednesday is posted every Wednesday. Each week I post a scripture that I've read that week that has spoken to me in a fresh way. I believe that if we read God's Word every day, He will give us at least one scripture every week that will impact us. Sharing Scripture with each other is like iron sharpening iron. Leave a comment and share a scripture that has impacted you this week.

Here's the scripture that stuck this week:

Matthew 15:10-11 The Message

10-11He then called the crowd together and said, "Listen, and take this to heart. It's not what you swallow that pollutes your life, but what you vomit up."

This is a hugely important teaching of Jesus. Legalism tells us that holiness comes from simply abiding by the rules and law. This is a very incomplete view. Jesus made us see that it's not a head thing, it's a heart thing. If you have great doctrine....great, but it's not what you know, it's who you know. A relationship with God in the power of the Spirit, and through Jesus is what it's about. Just because you don't drink, smoke, do drugs, or look at pornography doesn't mean your heart is right. You can be a "good person" and have a heart that has strayed from God. Eventually, you'll find out when you vomit it up.


What's your Word?

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