My Bible reading for this day was Mark 7.  When you read the whole chapter you will see the teaching Jesus gives us started over accusations from the religious elite of His day over eating with unwashed hands according to their traditions.  The following verses are the teachings Jesus gives…

“And when He had called all the people unto Him, He said unto them, ‘Hearken unto Me every one of you, and understand: There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile the man.
If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.’

And when He was entered into the house from the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable. And He saith unto them, ‘Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him; because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?’ And He said, ‘That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: all these evil things come from within, and defile the man.’” Mark 7:14-23

Jesus is the only one who can change the heart of wicked, corrupt, defiled, and lost souls.  He gives a new heart, then out of your heart, your innermost being will flow rivers of living water (John 7:38).

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