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Jesus called the crowd together and asked them to listen to what He had to say and try to understand the important information He had to share with them (v. 10). He told them that it was not the type of food they put in their mouth that made them unclean and unfit to worship God (v. 11). Instead it was the words that come out of their mouth that make them unclean and defiles them as a person.
Then His disciples asked Him if he realized that he had insulted the Pharisees by what He had said (v. 12)? He answered by saying, “Every plant that my Father in Heaven has not planted will be pulled up by the roots (v. 13). Stay away from those Pharisees! They are like blind people trying to lead other blind people, and all of them will fall into a ditch” (v. 14).
Then Peter asked Jesus what He meant by this parable (v. 15). Jesus responded by saying, “Don’t any of you know what I am talking about by now (v. 16)? Don’t you know that the food you put into your stomach goes out of the body into the sewer (v. 17)? But the words that come out of your mouth come from your heart and they are what make you unfit to worship God (v. 18). These are things like murder, unfaithfulness in marriage, telling lies, stealing, slander, blasphemy etc. (v. 19). These are what make you unclean (v. 20). Eating without washing your hands will not make you unfit to worship God."
I am so thankful that my sins have been blotted out by the shed blood of Christ on the cross of Calvary some 2000 years ago.
And he called the people to him and said to them, "Hear and understand: it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person." Then the disciples came and said to him, "Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?" He answered, "Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit." But Peter said to him, "Explain the parable to us." And he said, "Are you also still without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled? But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander. These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone."
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Matthew 12:1-14The Sabbath Law
Matthew 12:15-21Preaching Teaching and Healing
Matthew 12:22-37What is The Unpardonable Sin
Matthew 12:38-45Sign Seeking
Matthew 12:46-50Need For Personal Relationship With Jesus
Matthew 13:1-9Teaching in Parables
Matthew 13:10-17The Secret Message
Matthew 13:18-30The Parable of The Seeds
Matthew 13:24-35Stories About a Mustard Seed And Yeast
Matthew 13:36-43The Story About The Weeds
Matthew 13:44-52What The Kingdom of Heaven is Like
Matthew 13:53-58Jesus is Rejected in His Home Town
Matthew 14:1-12Herod Antipas’ False Assumption
Matthew 14:13-21Steps to Problem Solving
Matthew 14:22-36The Storms of Life
Matthew 15:1-9The Teaching of Ancestors
Matthew 15:10-20What Really Makes People Unclean
Matthew 15:21-28A Canaanite Women With Great Faith
Matthew 15:29-39Feeding The Four Thousand
Matthew 16:1-12The Religious Leader’s Demand
Matthew 16:13-20Peter’s Confession
Matthew 16:21-28Surrender to The Cross
Matthew 17:1-13The Transfiguration
Matthew 17:14-23Healing of The Epileptic Son
Matthew 17:24-27Jesus Pays The Temple Tax
Matthew 18:1-9The Need For Humility
Matthew 18:10-14New Babes in Christ
Matthew 18:15-20The Biblical Principles For Church Discipline
Matthew 18:21-35How Many Times Should We Forgive?