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?

Construction: Break-Up the Ground

Jeremiah 4:3 says” For thus saith the LORD to the men of Judah and Jerusalem, Break up your fallow ground, and sow not among thorns.

A unhumbled heart is like ground untitled. It is ground which may be improved; it is our ground let out to us; but it is fallow; it is over-grown with thorns and weeds, the natural product of the corrupt heart. Let us entreat the Lord to create in us a clean heart, and to renew a right spirit within us; for except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven.

breaking ground

When a ground is not ploughed, nor sown, on which nothing grows but the produce of nature, as weeds, thorns, briers, which is common to men and beasts, and is trodden upon, and, so is hard and unsusceptible of seed.

The “fallow ground” fitly represents the hearts of unregenerate men, which are unopened to the word, and unbroken by it; nor have they the seed of divine grace sown in them; but are destitute of faith, hope, love, fear, and the like; there is nothing grows there but the weeds of sin and corruption; and are like a common beaten road; are the common track of sin, where lusts pass to and fro.

Jesus spoke about this in Mathew 13:7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them, which is the parable of the sower. Let us pray that men’s heart will be changed including yours and mine. AMEN