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QT Matthew 15:1-20

February 11, 2016

Verse 17-19: “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man ‘unclean.’ For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander."

I am unclean, not that anything comes out of my mouth so often that it is apparent that I’m unclean at heart, but I know what’s in my heart, and what I think about, imagine, and it’s particularly unclean in the sexual immorality department. It’s a tough one to fight. And really when it comes the last day, I have no shot at being clean on my own. I have to be considered clean through the grace of Jesus’ blood and sacrifice, through repentance pretty much every day. That’s the only shot I got, and it’s a very difficult path, but at least there is a path, and for that I’m thankful.

Application: read 3 chapters, pray 10 minutes in repentance before going to sleep