An uncommon life

RE Verse reading–Mark 7:1-23 (day seven)
“For it is from within, from the human heart that evil intentions come. . . and they defile a person”  (vs 21)  The word that we translate defile is koinoo, “to make common”.  (Notice the similarity  to koinonia, “to have things in common”)  Sad but true, the sins of mankind are “normal behavior”.  When any of us act in ways detailed in vs 21, we are being “so ordinary”.  Want to be special?   Uncommon?   “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful who will not allow you  to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with temptation will provide a way of escape also, so that you may be able to endure it.”  (1 Corinthians 10:13)  The only way for an individual to rise above the ordinary life experience and eternal destiny of the human race is to God.  A trust/obedience relationship with Him makes a soul uncommon.  Uncommonly beautiful.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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