Re:Verse reading – Mark 7:1-23 (day three)

“All these evils come from inside and make a man unclean.”  That sin comes from within is one of Jesus’s more depressing revelations.  It means sin cannot be managed because the manager is compromised.  It means a man must entrust himself for safekeeping to someone who remains pure.  Human beings want to be self-helping, but we are instead self-damning.  Pride, and every sin, proceeds from the heart, and we would follow those sins to the death.  The sin from within is loud.  Even so, the Lord has allowed us a part of our reasoning that would listen to this Savior.  Those at the table with Jesus listened to him over the clamor of their own sin.  The years have not dimmed his voice.  We can still hear him if we will.

Author: Bryan Richardson

Bryan Richardson is the Associate Pastor for Counseling and Pastoral Ministries at FBCSA.

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  1. BR: this perhaps is the most liberating and profound comment about the interface between fatally-flawed human life and our redeeming God I have read outside of Jesus’ own words. We are at once set free from ourselves and the condemnation we deserve by the Truth which has always been and will always remain.

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