Cleanse Your Heart First

Jesus, who sees both our outward and inward appearances, wants to see the inside cleansed first so that when we cleanse the outside it represents the inside. You can see His thinking when He said to the scribes and Pharisees, “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. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also” (Matthew 23:25-26).
Jesus called the Pharisees blind for neglecting to wash away their extortion and self-indulgence while they did things to make themselves look good on the outside.
They could see with the natural eye, but they could not see with the spiritual eye.
How do you look at things? Do you find that you always look at matters with the natural eye? If so, start seeing things with the spiritual eye. You will look at life differently, including how you look at yourself.

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