September 17

September 17

What comes out of your mouth is more important than what goes in
Proverbs 22-24/Matthew 15-16

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OT

22:10-12 Throw out the mocker, and fighting, quarrels, and insults will disappear. Anyone who loves a pure heart and gracious speech is the king’s friend. The LORD preserves knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the deceitful.

NT

15:13 Jesus replied, ‘Every plant not planted by my heavenly Father will be rooted up

:19-20 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all other sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands could never defile you and make you unacceptable to God!’

OT Flash Points

Choose a good name over riches
Teach your children to choose right paths
Keep away from short-tempered people

NT Flash Points

What you say defiles you
Not what you eat or drink
Jesus takes a detour to the gentiles
Feeding people, 4 thousand men + families
The Son of Man is the Messiah
This is the solid foundation for Life, the eternal Kingdom of God

Perspective

Temptation is not sin
It is inevitable for those above con tempt
It is about what I think is good or contemptible
It is inherent to real life