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Our Daily Bible Verse & Summary is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith. Our goal is to help Christians grow in their faith and Bible knowledge while helping them to explore and study the meaning of scripture as it relates to the entire Bible taking into context the meaning of the surrounding chapter, book and verses as well as the historical and culture times of the writer, and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.


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Thoughts of the Heart

Bible Verse Mark 7:20-23

And then he added, "It is what comes from inside that defiles you. For from within, out of a person's heart, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, wickedness, deceit, lustful desires, envy, slander, pride, and foolishness. All these vile things come from within; they are what defile you."

Commentary:

In this section of scripture Jesus had just finished a discourse with a group of Pharisees and scribes. They had come from Jerusalem, most likely at the request of a Galilean Pharisee. They were hoping to trap Jesus in a discussion surrounding the laws and customs of Judaism. However in the end they were unable to do so and instead Jesus rebuked them because their hearts were not toward God. Instead of honoring God with their laws and customs the Pharisees used their laws and customs to actually disobey God in order to gain profit and public recognition for themselves. Once in private, the disciples who were confused over the parable spoken by Jesus asked Him privately the meaning of the parable, which Jesus explains in this section of scripture.

We need to keep in mind the disciples were raised in Judaism. They were raised under the Pharisaical system which relied on salvation by works. So they grew up in a system where your social piety was based on your external religious acts and not on where your heart was toward God. And what Jesus explains is that following God is a matter of the heart and not a matter of customs and rituals. What defiles us is the intentions and thoughts of our heart. And it is from our heart that evil behavior is born. Which means either we have a heart toward God through faith or we don’t! There is no system of works or rituals we can perform through which we can earn our salvation. To sum it up, it's our faith in Jesus not our good deeds that determines our salvation.

Selected Bible Verse

Our Selected Daily Bible Verse is made up of selected Bible verses usually consisting of 2-4 verses from all parts of the Bible meant to encourage and build us up as we walk in faith.

 

Our Salvation is at Hand in Christ

2nd Corinthians 6:2

For He says: "In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you." Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.

God Does Not Judge by the World's System

Matthew 19:30

But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.

Our Time is Brief, Charity and the Gospel Matter

Psalm 103:15–17

As for man, his days are like grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourishes. For the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to children's children.

Jesus, Our Comfort in Troubled Times

2nd Corinthians 1:4

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

The Joy of the Spreading the Gospel

Colossians 1:28

So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ.

The Holy Spirit's Work in Our Hearts

Hebrews 10:24–25

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

Heaven Rejoices Over Every Believer

Luke 15:7

I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

Know the Signs of the Times

Matthew 16:3

You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don't know how to interpret the signs of the times!

In the Last Days People Will Scoff God

2nd Peter 3:3-4

"Most importantly, I want to remind you that in the last days scoffers will come, mocking the truth and following their own desires. They will say, 'What happened to the promise that Jesus is coming again? From before the times of our ancestors, everything has remained the same since the world was first created.'"

Time of Christ is at Hand

Romans 13:11

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

We Rely on the Holy Spirit

1st Corinthians 2:1-2

And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.