Daily Devotional

What Comes Out is Unclean

Scripture: Mark 7:15 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: I think of what comes out of me. Yesterday someone came up to give me some papers and I made like I was avoiding her. I do this often because something about her aggravates me. She is nice, but I don’t treat her well and my words are mean at times. That makes me unclean. When I talk about others, especially my superiors it is in a mean spirit, that makes me unclean also.

Application: I need to watch what I say and guard my heart on how I feel about others. Everyone is God’s child and I have no right to say anything unless it is encouraging and out of love.

Prayer: Dear Lord help me honor you with my thoughts and words. May I be looked on as an encourager and a lover of people and not a gossip. May I be clean in your sight.

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