Search
  • Daniel Smith

Day 39: Wednesday, May 13

Matthew 15:10-28

Then he called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. What defiles a person is not what goes into the mouth; it is what comes out of the mouth that defiles a person.” Then the disciples came to him and said, “Do you know that when the Pharisees heard this saying they were offended?” And he replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father did not plant will be uprooted. Leave them! They are blind guides. If someone who is blind leads another who is blind, both will fall into a pit.”

But Peter said to him, “Explain this parable to us.” Jesus said, “Even after all this, are you still so foolish? Don’t you understand that whatever goes into the mouth enters the stomach and then passes out into the sewer? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a person.

For out of the heart come evil ideas, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are the things that defile a person; it is not eating with unwashed hands that defiles a person.”

After going out from there, Jesus went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that area came and cried out, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is horribly demon-possessed!” But he did not answer her a word. Then his disciples came and begged him, “Send her away, because she keeps on crying out after us.”

So he answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But she came and bowed down before him and said, “Lord, help me!” “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs,” he said. “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.”

Then Jesus answered her, “Woman, your faith is great! Let what you want be done for you.” And her daughter was healed from that hour.


The Scriptures quoted are from the NET Bible® http://netbible.com copyright ©1996, 2019 used with permission from Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. All rights reserved.

COMMENT & QUESTIONS

Jesus warns that we should be more concerned with spiritual things than with fleshly things. He’s saying that there are more important things than just washing hands. It matters more what comes out of us (our words and actions) rather than what goes in.

Think about all of the time we spend washing our body (brushing teeth, having a shower, cleaning hands, washing our hair etc.) and how much time we spend washing our hearts.

Prayers

Give thanks for the spiritual cleaning that Jesus gives us Pray that we can have a pure heart before God Pray that we will focus on the things that really matter

3 views

Recent Posts

See All

Day 90: Friday, July 3

Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And re

Day 89: Thursday, July 2

Matthew 28:16-18 So the eleven disciples went to Galilee to the mountain Jesus had designated. When they saw him, they worshiped him, but some doubted. Then Jesus came up and said to them, “All author

Day 88: Wednesday, July 1

Matthew 28:11-15 While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests everything that had happened. After they had assembled with the elders and formed a plan, they g

CONTACT

EMAIL

gipps.church@gmail.com

PHONE

07 4630 1505

0437 974 138

MAILING ADDRESS

PO Box 213 , Toowoomba

Queensland 4350

WHERE TO FIND US

ADDRESS

52 Gipps St, Toowoomba

QLD 4350

MEETING TIMES

SUNDAY MORNING

Worship | 9:00am

SUNDAY EVENING

Not currently being held

  • Facebook Social Icon

WEDNESDAY EVENING

Classes | 7:30pm

Gipps St Church of Christ