Devotional – Luke 11:39-41— Is it true that cleanliness is next to Godliness? – Online Bible Study, Bible Study in Easy English – Day 262

Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness. You foolish people! Did not the one who made the outside make the inside also? But now as for what is inside you – be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you. (Luke 11:39-41)                                                                                      

Mr. Phillips built a mega dealership in front of a neighborhood, not caring that his tall parking lot lights were shining into children’s bedrooms. He cut down every tree that could have separated his dealership from the neighborhood so that he could park a few more cars. He refused to build a solid fence or wall so people who once had a view of trees from their living rooms now stared at parked cars. Since he was a prominent citizen of the town, the town also neglected to protect the neighborhood. 

We all have stories of the privileged rich who don’t care about others. They are Pharisees who are greedy, wicked, and foolish. Though they are clean, well-dressed, and beautiful on the outside, their insides are filthy. Jesus asks that they be generous to the poor to make themselves clean, but the Pharisees don’t like His message.

Dearest Heavenly Father, I know you can read my heart. Help me be clean on the inside and show me if I have dirt to clean up. Give me opportunities to help the poor and love my neighbors. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

Devotional – Luke 11:39-41— Is it true that cleanliness is next to Godliness? – Online Bible Study, Bible Study in Easy English – Day 262

2 thoughts on “Devotional – Luke 11:39-41— Is it true that cleanliness is next to Godliness? – Online Bible Study, Bible Study in Easy English – Day 262

  1. Greed is a horrible thing. The Man who owned the car dealership and hurt so many people, was filled with greed. He was selfish. I hope my insides are clean and not dirty. I hope I never treat people in an uncaring manner. People who are clean on the outside are not always clean on the inside. My mother-in-law was a good example of that.

    1. Your insides are clean. I hope you know that. You are a very caring person. Thanks for always supporting and loving me.

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