Truly what does washing of the hands do according to the Word of God?
It was a traditional thing that was from the times of old… That they washed their hands and this tradition has been carried on for decades or should I say for thousands of years…
Now if Jesus whom walked the face of the earth will break down to you this tradition and will explain that if you don’t wash your hands what will not happen to you…
This is good because again we all wash our hands, but there are times that we don’t if you say you wash your hands on every occasion then you know that you are not telling the truth…
We in the general sense are not truly germaphobic, I know during these times we will portray to be germaphobic, I know for myself I am at times act a little germaphobic…
You have to understand the scripture about no washing of the hands… Jesus clearly explains that if you do not wash your hands and you touch your food it will not defile the body, I saying to you on today do not fear because you did not wash your hands, I am not telling you stop washing your hands I am just helping you with the fear of not washing your hands…
Reading from Matthew 15:1 – 20
1 Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said,
2 “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.”
3 He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
4 For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’
5 But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, What you would have gained from me is given to God,
6 he need not honor his father.’ So for the sake of your tradition you have made void the word of God.
7 You hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said:
8 “‘This people honors me with their lips,
but their heart is far from me;
9 in vain do they worship me,
teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’”
10 And he called the people to him and said to them, “Hear and understand:
11 it is not what goes into the mouth that defiles a person, but what comes out of the mouth; this defiles a person.”
12 Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?”
13 He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up.
14 Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.”
15 But Peter said to him, “Explain the parable to us.”
16 And he said, “Are you also still without understanding?
17 Do you not see that whatever goes into the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled?
18 But what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart, and this defiles a person.
19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
20 These are what defile a person. But to eat with unwashed hands does not defile anyone.”
Also Read Mark 7:1 – 23
I pray that this has open your eyes to understand what Jesus is saying to all of us…
I pray for those who are not in Christ that you get to know who He is on today… For today is the day of salvation…
God’s happiness in your life!!!
Shakeitha Lewis Patterson