Howzit everyone? John Landt here. Thank you for joining me today. Welcome to VoiceCry episode 9. I like to share what God shares with me with you… Here we go.
I’ll be reading from The Codex Sinaiticus, its based on one of the oldest Bible manuscripts in the world.
The main verses that I will be reading are… Matthew 15:1-20, and I will read Isaiah 29:13 within the verses of Matthew 15:7&9
15:1 Then came to Jesus Pharisees and scribes from Jerusalem, saying:
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But answering he said to them: Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?
4 For God commanded, saying: Honor thy father and thy mother; and he that curses father or mother let him surely die;
5 but you say: Whoever shall say to his father or his mother: That, by whatever thou mightest receive aid from me, is a gift, he shall no more honor his father or his mother.
6 And you have made the law of God of no effect because of your traditions.
7 Hypocrites, well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying: This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far distant from me.
9 But in vain do they show devotion to me, teaching teachings the commandments of men.
10 And calling the multitude to him he said to them: Hear and understand;
11 not that which enters the mouth defiles the man; but that which comes forth out of the mouth, this defiles the man.
12 Then came the disciples and said to him: Knowest thou that the Pharisees, when they heard the saying, were offended?
13 But he answered and said: Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted shall be rooted up.
14 Let them alone; they are blind leaders of the blind; and if a blind man lead a blind man, both shall fall into the pit.
15 But Peter answered and said to him: Explain to us the parable.
16 And he said; Are you also yet without understanding?
17 Do you not perceive that every thing that enters the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the sink?
18 But the things that come forth from the mouth proceed from the heart; and these defile the man.
19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, lewdness, thefts, false testimonies, blasphemies.
20 These are the things that defile the man; but to eat with unwashed hands defiles not the man.
I think a main point is the Pharisees and Scribes created a tradition to create their own ways of righteousness. And by doing this makes them blind guides; only by their lips of their traditions they believe they honor God in theirs own ways of righteousness. The Pharisees and Scribes tradition of washing their hands before they eat makes them clean (righteous), and if parents are ever helped makes them righteous. These traditions are twisted by thoughts of work righteousness. It’s inside (the evil within you) that makes you unclean, evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, lewdness, thefts, false testimonies, and blasphemies.
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- Matthew 15 (Read from one of the oldest bible translations | Codex Sinaiticus)
- The Meaning of the Word: Defile
- A belief passed down within a group: Tradition
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