Scripture: “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence.” (Matthew 23:25)
Thought: Who wants to drink from a cup that’s dirty on the outside, or eat off of a plate that has leftover food on the bottom? No one, right? But when it comes to cleanliness, how much good does it do to only wash the outside? We know the answer! And if we know the answer when it comes to dishes, then how much more so do we know the answer when it comes to our soul.
Prayer: Lord, help our righteousness to be right in your sight. Help us to focus on our heart so the things that we do in your name are done because you are in us. Help to us to be holy as you are holy, from the inside out, so we may continue to grow as disciples of your son.