In this chapter, we tell you why you should think before you speak, based on Matthew’s 15th chapter.
The Pharisees once again attacked Jesus.
They complained to Him because His disciples didn’t wash their hands when they ate bread.
Jesus was very nice so he said:
Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”— then he need not honor his father or mother.
He exposed them as hypocrites.
Jesus called everyone out who honors Him with their lips, but not their heart.
If you love Jesus, you do not only honor Him with your lips!
You love Him with your heart!
THINK before you speak!
Jesus also told the mutitutde to think before they speak.
He told them again:
Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man. But what comes out of it does.
And we think Jesus is right with what he says.
We think people seem to forget that their words have consequences and that everything they say counts.
Now are you surprised that the Pharisees did not like what Jesus said?
We are not.
But as always, Jesus knew WHY they didn’t like it.
It was because they simply didn’t know any better.
They were blind.
Jesus said it right when He said this:
Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.
This means the He knew all along that it doesn’t really matter what they thought!
Because time will show.
We think the same applies nowadays: It doesn’t matter if some don’t believe in God.
They are blind.
We can try to help them and bring them closer to salvation.
But if they don’t want to be helped, then what can we do?
We can’t force them – and we shouldn’t,t either.
Instead, we pity them.
They think they are doing the right thing, but they aren’t.
We should moan each soul that can’t reach the glory of GOD.
And if trying our best doesn’t help to bring them to God, then we have to accept the fact that we can’t help everybody.
Sooner or later, they will see the truth.
Rarely does someone get old without getting closer to God.
The truth is too big to be ignored, the Kingdom of God too gloriously!
Sooner or later, everyone turns to God.
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