What Comes Out of a Man
Scripture: Mark 7:  Nothing outside a man can make him `unclean’ by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him `unclean.’ ”
Observation: My words make me unclean, my complaining, criticizing others and my negative opinions. Whenever I say something that might hurt someone makes me unclean, actually if I say something that is not encouraging or loving makes me unclean.
Application: I need to think before I speak. Will these words honor God? What I’m about to say will it be uplifting, useful, encouraging or helpful? If not do I need to say anything at all? Sometimes I speak just to speak I need to consider my words before saying anything.
Prayer: Dear Lord touch my heart and my lips may all that I say this day make it clear that I belong and love you.