Good Morning August 27

In some ways we have listened too closely to Jesus. He told His disciples, “It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man,…” (Matthew 15:11) We have taken this quite seriously with our fast food and over eating. We are a substantially overweight culture with many diet fads that watch carefully what goes into the mouth. But Jesus went on with HIs lesson. “What proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man. … The things that proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and those defile the man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders. These are the things which defile the man.” (vss.18-20) Being substantially over weight is a serious problem, but it is only physical. What is in the heart is spiritual, and that touches one’s whole being. It is always the heart that need to be on a good diet of God’s Word, and staying close to His life.