The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 50… and the One who turns things inside-out…

Jesus… He’s the One who turns things inside-out…

The Pharisees… they said… Why do Your disciples break the rules handed down by the elders…? Why don’t they wash their hands before they eat…? 

He said to them…

It is not what goes into the mouth of a man
that makes him unclean and defiled, 
but what comes out of the mouth;
this makes a man unclean and defiles [him].
Matthew 15:11 Amp
The OT religion… focused on externals… which led to the establishing of traditions… rules… in excess of the law…
But Jesus… He turns it inside-out… it’s not about the outside… but the inside… what comes out of the heart…
For out of the heart come evil thoughts
(reasonings and disputings and designs)
such as murder, adultery, sexual vice,
theft, false witnessing, slander, and irreverent speech.
Matthew 15:19 Amp
And when He tells His disciples… He must suffer… at the hands of the religious authorities… and be killed… Peter takes Him aside… to rebuke Him…
God forbid, Lord! This must never happen to You!
Matthew 16:23 Amp
But Jesus turned away from Peter…
Get behind Me, Satan! You are in My way
[an offense and a hindrance and a snare to Me];
for you are minding what partakes not of the nature
and quality of God, but of men.
Matthew 16:23 Amp

Jesus tells us our human sensibilities… defining right and wrong… are in line with Satan… not with God…!?

He came to turn things… upside-down… and… inside-out…

He came to change our perspective…

Allow Him to change yours…

This week’s readings…
Monday                  Matthew 17:14 – 18:35
Tuesday                  Matthew 19:1 – 20:16 
Wednesday             Matthew 20:17 – 21:17
Thursday                 Matthew 21:18 – 22:14
Friday                     Matthew 22:15-46

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