Changing the Human Heart: Mark 7:20-23
“20) And He was saying, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man. 21) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed the evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, 22) deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. 23) All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man.”” Mark‬ ‭7‬:‭20-23‬
Foods are not moral. Carrots, onions, lamb chops, and beef sticks are neither good or bad, right or wrong. What you eat is not the basis of morality. It passes through the stomach and ends up in the latrine.
But actions are rooted in morality. What you think or do can be can be good or bad, right or wrong. Action start as thoughts. Evil thoughts, give birth to evil actions. Good thoughts, give birth to good actions. The heart of man is capable of all kinds of evil. This is an inner problem.
The big question is; “what does it take to change the human heart?” That is thrust of the gospel and the inner ministry of the Holy Spirit! That is the hope Jesus came to deliver to humanity. Jesus Christ and the gospel changed people from within!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global

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