June 10

Sitting down with a good cup of coffee is tasty and delightful. The aroma fills the air and invites you to enjoy. Then suddenly as soon as you take a sip, your mouth is filled with a lump of something! So, you run as quickly as possible to spit it out. That was me, I had forgotten to check the inside of the cup, and there were lumps of old coffee left inside of it. That cup came straight from the dishwasher and should have been clean. The outside looked perfect, but the inside was full of filth! Are you like that filthy cup? Are you hiding filth in your heart? Do people see a perfect picture of you not knowing what's going on inside of you? Imagine having Jesus point you out and embarrass you in public, calling you a white washed tomb like He did the Pharisees, beautiful on the outside but full of bones and rotting flesh on the inside. Examine your life. Ask the Holy Spirit if there is anything you need to rid yourself of so that no one can call you a hypocrite.

You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean. Matthew 23:26