Musing Through Matthew-What A List

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:19 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text today we see what a list. The list of evil thoughts, murderers, adulterous, fornication,, false witnesses, and blasphemers. If these are the bees that are flying around can you imagine the darkness the hive of the heart must be. I think of this word blasphemers it is a word that is used of one who cusses our precious Lord with His name accompanied with a cuss word. How can one ever cuss such a precious God and Savior like we have. They must have a dark and depraved heart. Let us search our heart today and see if there be any wicked way in us and if there be such darkness found in us let us do as Barney Fife said nip it, nip it.

Musing Through Matthew-From The Mouth The Heart Speaks

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:18 and the theme of Jesus the King. In our text for study today we find truths  on the topic, from the mouth the  heart speaks. Let us not fool ourselves into thinking that our words and action just come out of the clear blue sky. No, they proceed from the heart of man, so says Jesus. Let us also see they have consequences. Jesus said,” they defile the man”. The word defile means to pollute to cause one to be ceremonially unfit for service. Let us be on guard for what the mouth says and the hands and the feet do.

Musing Through Matthew-Spiritual Defilement

Let us muse again today from  Matthew 15:17 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our study for today we find some thoughts  on spiritual defilement. How often do  we consider outward things that are   done and their affect upon the spirit of a person. Our Lord clears that up when He says they are like food that passes through the mouth, stomach, and out the bowels of the person. They have no affect  on the mental and spiritual part of a person. It is  so with many of the things done on the outward man that we find so loudly harped upon  at the church house. They have no effect on the spiritual defilement of an individual. The Lord says He looks on the inward man and not the outward man.

Musing Through Matthew-Religious Blindness

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:16 and theme of Jesus the King. In our text for study today we find the truth about religious blindness. Peter feels like our Lord has spoken in a parable about spiritual blindness and plants that have been planned but our Lord is stating  a principal. We can understand if the Pharisees don’t comprehend but the inner circle has been with Jesus for so long. Our Lord says to them, are ye also yet without understanding? How often because of our lack of living in the word do we miss the simple truths our Lord is showing and sharing with us personally and pointedly.

Musing Through Matthew- Parable Vs Principle

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:15 and  the theme of Jesus the king. Today our study takes us into a parable versus principle. Peter thinks that all Christ has been teaching about the heavenly plants and the blind has been a parable. Peter instead of grappling with this on his own goes right to the fountainhead of all truth and asked the Lord. It is not a parable that our Lord has taught but just simple principles of truth. Oh how often we as God’s people don’t get the simple truths being taught by our Lord because we failed to ask the teacher of all truth to teach us.

Musing Through Matthew-The Ditch

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:14 the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for study today we find a truth on the subject of the ditch. Our Lord speaks of the blind teachers who are teaching those things which are not in the Bible. We are told that the blind teachers are teaching blind students and as they walk along in their studies there is a ditch just ahead which both are about to fall into. The great lesson for us is no one can stop it apart from a miracle of grace from the God that opens blinded eyes. There is blindness all around us let us pray to the God who alone can open blinded eyes.

Musing Through Matthew- The Hoe Of The Father

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:13 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text yesterday we were confronted with the offended people of religion. In today’s text we find the hoe of the Father. Let us remember our Father is the husbandman of the garden. He controls all that goes on in the garden. If our religion is not all of God it will come to end, that end will be destruction. It matters not how beautiful the bloom of religion if the Father didn’t plant it, He will not water or dung it, but root it up. Let us be leery of those who are constantly offended by the teachings of the deeper things of the Word of God, they may not have been planted by the Father.

Musing Through Matthew-Offended Defined

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:12 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text today we find offended  defined. The Pharisees apparently had made friends with the disciples and the disciples come to Jesus and told Him did you know the Pharisees were offended by what you said? Our Lord had purposely said what He did to see if it would offend them. It had unmasked them for what they really were. When tempted to deal sympathetically with offended people remember Psalms 119:165 great peace have they which  love thy law; and nothing shall offend them. People who are offended show their lack of love for the Word of God.

Musing Through Matthew-The Riddle Of The Ages

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:11 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today we find the riddle of the ages. The riddle would say that the defilement of man is not that which is on the outside going in  but that which is on the inside coming out. The Pharisees who place so much emphasis on the laws of tradition, man’s appearance, and morals would be enraged . Jesus said the problem was not outward but inward depravity. Oh  I wish we would direct more of our preaching to the inward man and less to the outward man. We might could experience another great awakening.

Musing Through Matthew- Rather Teach Bottom Feeders

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15: 10 and the theme of Jesus the king. We learn from our small but simply profound text today that our Lord would rather teach the bottom feeders. He turns to the sinners and publicans because He knows they will hear and understand. The Pharisees and scribes were to full of their tradition and their own beliefs to learn from Jesus. I would a  million times over rather preach and teach people who know nothing about the Bible than long  time so-called, “Christian” end of quote.