Take Out The Trash


take-out-clipart-trashPeople are real quick to turn up their nose to blame or criticize others. It’s easy to point the finger at others, but not so easy to point it at ourselves. We need to clean up or own house before we try to clean up someone else’s. Make sure we take our own garbage out, which badly stinks, before we even talk about someone else’s. God is concerned about the conditions of our heart. Sure, we can say we love Him but then disrespect others. God knows our heart-He is more concerned about what’s inside of us than what’s outside. We can easily fool others with our words and actions, but God knows our motives and our hearts. He cannot be fooled. Everyday is garbage day so take out the trash!

Matthew 15:7 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:
8 “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 9They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.” 10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
12 Then the disciples came to him and asked, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this?” 13 He replied, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be pulled up by the roots. 14 Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” 15 Peter said, “Explain the parable to us.” 16 “Are you still so dull?” Jesus asked them. 17 “Don’t you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? 18 But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. 20 These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.”

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