“‘Now then,’ said the Lord, ‘you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You fools! Did not the One who made the outside make the inside as well? But give as alms the things that are within you, and you will see that everything is clean for you.'”
- True allegiance to Christ brings freedom, not bondage.
- Sacrificing yourself (the attitudes of the heart and more!) brings liberty.
- The Lord created both the mind and heart in addition to the body, so He desires His followers’ true commitment to serving Him, not just the physical actions of worship and service.
- When the mind and heart are given over to Christ as Lord, the body’s actions will naturally follow.