That’s Just Plain Nasty

Matthew 15:11 says” It’s not what goes into the mouth that defiles and dishonor him, but what comes out of the mouth, that defiles and dishonors him

When it comes to nasty things we all have a list of things which we would consider to be nasty, for instance someone eating before washing their hands, using the restroom without washing your hands. Wearing clothes that are two sizes smaller, seeing people wearing sandals and their toes aren’t clean I consider these things to be nasty.

Here in our scripture of text, Matthew is saying it’s not what goes in a person that defiles a man but what comes from his mouth that defiles a man.

Now when we hear people be disrespectful, cursing, using foul language, talking hateful words; Matthew is saying this is what defiles a man, and it brings no honor to God.

With I believe in all honesty that we all each person on this earth has defiled themselves and God. And the sad thing about it is that we continue doing it without regards to it. We can see a person eat from a hunt that they went on and we will say there is no way we would eat that. Because we view some of the animals to be nasty to eat after it’s been killed. But did you know that just because you call it nasty it’s not defiling that man who eat of it? We call it nasty true, but what defiles us is what comes from out of our hearts. Christ shows that the defilement they ought to fear, was not from what entered their mouths as food, but from what came out of their mouths, which showed the wickedness of their hearts.

To stop defiling ourselves we first must be careful as to what we allow our hearts to be influence to. For instance, when we listen to music that is not uplifting or watch movies that degrades a person or surround ourselves with people who constantly speak negatively we are allowing our hearts to attach itself to those things. Over a period of time those things grow roots and our hearts will speak and act like that which we have introduce it to.

It’s sad enough that the world dishonors us don’t you think we should honor ourselves?

Thanksgiving Eve

I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. It has been my pleasure to have gotten to know you over the year and for some of you it’s been years. I am grateful for the friendship we have had on the internet. Who says that there’s nothing good on the net?

Today is the day before Thanksgiving Day, and on this Eve of Thanksgiving I pray that each of you as you spend this time with family and friends that you can spend time together sharing how much you love one another and what you are grateful for them for.

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Eating food always has a way to bring people closer together but also it brings new conversations as well and new friends.  I know many of you have family traditions from playing flag football or serving at the soup kitchen to those less fortunate.

Try not to over eat which I am sure is easier said than done with all the Turkey, dressings, vegetables and desserts, I say enjoy yourself and love on those who are with you. Cherish these memories for they are precious.

From my house to yours I say Happy Thanksgiving Day and I love you all. And for those who love Black Friday be careful out there. For there are some people who aren’t as nice as they normally would be.  I hope you aren’t one of those who will leave the dinner table just to stand in line at 6:00 p.m. to get those deals…But if you are I understand because I use to work on Thanksgiving Day and I hated it.

Now I don’t have to do it any longer. Praise GOD! But I will be out on Black Friday not on Thanksgiving Day but that Friday I will be out shopping.