Which is worse – bad food in or bad words out?

Mar 7:14 And having summoned all the crowd, He said to them, “Hear Me, all of you and understand:
Mar 7:15 There is nothing from outside a man, that entering into him, can defile him; but the things which come out of him, those are the things that defile a man.
Mar 7:16 If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Mar 7:17 When He had entered a house away from the crowd, His disciples were asking Him about the parable.
Mar 7:18 So He said to them, “Are you also without understanding? Do you not understand that everything entering a man from outside cannot defile him,
Mar 7:19 because it does not enter into his heart but into the stomach, and passes into the latrine, thus purifying all foods?”
Mar 7:20 And He said, “That which comes out of a man, that defiles a man.
Mar 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, come forth evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
Mar 7:22 thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, arrogance, foolishness.
Mar 7:23 All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

According to Jesus, the food we eat is not such a big deal compared to the words we speak. He said that things entering a man from the outside can’t defile him – because they pass through the digestive system and are eliminated. But the evil words we speak show the evil that is still somewhere in our hearts – and when we speak evil, we make our hearts worse. Its a vicious circle.

In Jesus’ day, people ate healthy food, and the God-given elimination system was enough to get any toxins and impurities out of the system. Today however, we might eat highly processed food that leaves plenty of toxins in our system. This food CAN defile our bodies because our livers, kidneys, bowels, lungs and skin can’t eliminate the toxins fast enough. In this way, we might poison the body, but its NOTHING compared to the poisoning of the soul that happens when we speak wrong things.

Let us seek to renounce all elements of the old man that if given place to through speech, further defile and enforce the grip of evil on our hearts.

Let us realize that to speak JUNK WORDS is a lot more damaging to us spiritually and eternally than to EAT JUNK FOOD here and now.

I am not recommending junk food – far from it. But to speak junk words is worse. The very speaking of bad words defiles your heart, and makes you more likely to speak them next time.

On the other side, training yourself to speak words of truth, of faith, of love, if mixed with humility, CAN change our hearts as well for good.

“A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.” (Proverbs 18:20)

What do YOU think?


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  1. robertkmalinowski says:

    WWW. Jesus-is-lord.com

    Robert K Malinowski

    • warrior daughter says:

      Just where do you come up with this statement? I was raised in a denomination that never once stated that Jesus loved me. At one time this denomination was a fast growing denomination but slacked off and in about 1920’s and became a social club and is that way to this day. There are people in this denomination that I was raised in that are being called out of it and being baptized in the Holy Spirit. I searched for years through other denominations including some religions that were not Christian. I know how my life was before I received Jesus Christ as my Savior. I remember the struggle I had before I was baptized in the Holy Spirit. You have not drank from the Living Water that will quench your thirst. Your comment drips of hatred and that is not from God but the very enemy of your soul. I would suggest that you search for the Truth. The Sadduces and Pharisees were not looking for the Truth but were held hostage by their traditions and religious spirits.

      • robertkmalinowski says:

        To the person who replied:

        Go to a King James Bible Baptist Church and stay for three months.

        And then aftewards go to a pentecostal church.

        You will see the difference.

        Thank You,

        Robert K Malinowski

        • warrior daughter says:

          I know about the Baptist church. It is a great Bible preaching/teaching church. I was in a Baptist church for about 2 years and the people were wonderful. I know about the King James Bible and how other translations are deleting from the Word of God. You and I may see things differently but under it all we are both His children.

          • robertkmalinowski says:

            I do not know how to mention it. But it seems like the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement have their own pates.

            I went to a pentecostal church for 1 and 5 years and my holiness was dying off to the point when I left its like I had no holiness in me.

            It seems like a fake pate is created in your mind and they control you.

            After I left the pentecostal movement I went to a King James Bible Baptist Church were the Holy Spirit was present very powerfully in me. I had white light in my soul (mind)

            Do not be duped Pentecostal and charismatic movement are to be avoided. Fake movement just like the Roman Catholic Church. You ever wonder why so many fake preachers like Robert Schambach, Popoff, and others are pentecostal/charismatic.

            Thank You,

            Robert K Malinowski

          • warrior daughter says:

            Pates is a archaic word for a person’s head. I do not know what you mean by using this word. In every denomination there are people in it for what they can receive from others. There is no denomination that is perfect. It is up to the indivual person to work out their own salvation with fear and trembling. (Phil. 2:12) It is not the church that saves a person but is is in the Blood of Jesus Christ and nothing else. It is not the church that causes a person to become more like Christ but it is the Holy Spirit working in the person’s life. It is not the church that causes one to be holy but it is the person obeying God. How do you know that you have or had a white light within your soul? I caution you that the very enemy of your soul disguses himself as an angel of light. (2 Cor. 11:14). Many people are being snared by this angel of light.

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