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?

Reverence: Have “You” forgotten to Reverence The Lord GOD?

Hebrew 12:28 says’ Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe;

Exodus 3:5 say’ Then He said, “Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”

Luke 2: 5 say’ But I will warn you whom to fear: fear the One who, after He has killed, has authority to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear Him!

Ephesian 5: 21 says’ Submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

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Reverencing the Lord is the fear of God, profound respect and love. Reverent behavior includes prayer, scripture study, fasting, and payment of tithes and offerings. God is holy and He deserves your reverence. Be careful how you speak about God. God is Holy and we must be very careful about how we use His name. We are not to use His name in vain, swearing by His name of any sorts is being disrespectful. Reverence is an aspect of adoration; it is the true response that leads to worship to all that come before God. It is recognizing and honoring the authority of God.

I have to say that I am very concern about something that we don’t hear much teaching or preaching on and that is Reverence. As a child of God it’s imperative that you reverence God, you just can’t come to Him any kind of way. Now before you get all twisted let me explain my statement. One can never clean themselves up before coming to God, for the bible says all has sin and fallen short of the glory of God. When you come to Him you can’t come disrespecting Him or talking to Him any kind of way, you can’t come demanding like you’re in charge.

One can’t use His name in vain like the world does using profanity in His name. That is not reverencing Him at all. How dare any of us treat Him as if He works for us. What has happened to the respect of who God is?  Everything about a Christians life should have reverence towards God and the things of God. It’s nearly impossible to love Him without Reverencing Him. Are you reverencing God with your life? Are you showing reverence when you pray? The bible doesn’t tell us what position to pray in but when you read in the gospel of Luke it says that Jesus “kneeled down and prayed” the Israelites often stood when they prayed to God. Bowing to the King of Kings is showing reverence to GOD. Remember when you bow your knees before Him remember to bow your heart as well. Sadly to say but truth be told many of us are bowing our knees but our hearts are far from Him.

When you eat, are you saying your blessings over the food before you partake of it? Many people today don’t even know how to say grace, some have stopped saying it all together. Maybe you don’t see it as honoring God, but that food on your plate comes from God not you. The clothes, career, house, spouse, car, kids and friends you have comes from God. You and I can’t obtain anything on our own. Knowing this how dare we disrespect Him and not give Him the Honor that He deserves.

Reverence God with everything about you.