Today scripture reading combines Saturday and Sunday.
The chapters for Exodus covers the plagues God sent to Pharaoh, who is the epitome of stubbornness. I feel that we all have been stubborn at moments. We ask for forgiveness and still don’t want to give up the very thing we ask for forgiveness for. Thankfully, God is merciful and knows our hearts.
Jesus teaches about inner purity
“It’s not what goes into your mouth that defiles you; you are defiled by teh words that come out of your mouth” (Matthew 15: 10-11)
The Faith of A Gentile Woman
“Dear Woman,” Jesus said to her, “your faith is great. Your request is granted.” And her daughter was instantly healed.” (Matthew 15:28)
Jesus Feeds Four Thousand
The New Testament readings covers more of Jesus and his miracles. One of the major takeaways is minding what we say. Words are power and should be use responsibly. However, we live in a society where being “real” has now replace being decent. We need to be more mindful, especially as Christians, to not allow our words to have hate, malice, and cursing that defiles us. This leads to us being more Christ-like and like my pastor spoke on this morning, being more Christ-like means being obedient, so we need to watch our words.
What do you think of today’s bible reading? Let me know in the comments
Until next time.