Musing Through Matthew-Plough To The End Of The Row

Let us muse again today from Matthew 15:21 and the theme of Jesus the king. It is in the text today we find an admonition to plough to the end of the row. In the previous verses our Lord has been dealing with a questioning, uninterested, and religious  crowd. In the text today He goes as far away from them as possible to the coast of Tyre  and Sidon. He is simply plowing to the end of the row and it is here He will  find some hearts hungry for the mercies of God. If in our little circle we find no interest for God, plow on till  you find those interested in hearing about  Him.

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Musing From Matthew- Importance Of Washing Hands

Let us muse again today Matthew 15:23 and the theme of Jesus the king. In our text for today we find the importance of washing of hands. The previous verses have been focused on the spirituality of the inward man. How often in our Baptist circles people want to put great emphasis on eating with unwashed hands or the outward man. Let us be made aware that God has great concern for the inward man and little or no concern for the outward man. We are told in early sections of Scripture our Lord  said He looked  not on the  outward man but only on the  inward man.

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-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.