Did you know that Jesus talked about the digestive system? It’s one of those topics many may say, “Oh, Jesus would never talk about that.” He did.
“Don’t you understand?” Jesus asked him. “Anything you eat passes through the stomach and then goes out of the body.”
Matthew 15:16-17 (NLT)
Yup, Jesus even referred to poop. Who knows, maybe that’s how he even said it to his disciples.
In this case, the disciples were wondering what Jesus meant when he told the Pharisees that you aren’t defiled by what you eat (there were strict Jewish laws regarding food and the eating thereof).
“But evil words come from an evil heart and defile the person who says them. For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, all other sexual immorality, theft, lying, and slander. These are what defile you. Eating with unwashed hands could never defile you and make you unacceptable to God!”
Matthew 15:18-20 (NLT)
How you choose to eat your lunch has no effect on your salvation. But what you allow out of your mouth when it comes to speech can have eternal repercussions.
Those who love to talk will experience the consequences, for the tongue can kill or nourish life.
Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)
The moral of the story is to worry less about what goes in to your mouth and how it gets there and more about what comes out of your mouth. Whatever goes in your mouth will come out of your body. But what comes out of your mouth is a sign of what is rooted in your heart.
Daily Bible reading: Genesis 4-50, Matthew 15:1-20