Scripture: They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’ Mark 7:7 NIV
Observation: Jesus tells the Pharisees that their concern about his disciples eating without ceremonially washing first is hollow.
Application: Do I worship the Lord or do I try to follow the rules? My desire is to love the Lord with all of my heart but I fear that sometimes I settle for doing “A, B, C and D” instead. My Lord would prefer my deep love which leads to my following the rules as opposed to my following the rules to show the world that I’m a “Christian.” God deserves all of me not–just the surface.
Prayer: Father, help me to be completely yours. Your deserve that! I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen