August 17, 2012

14 Days of the Old Testament in the New Testament

Matthew 15:11
It is not what enters into the mouth that defiles the man, but what proceeds out of the mouth, this defiles the man.

August 17 – Matthew 13:10-17
This passage is red-letter; these are the very words of Jesus. Jesus quoted from Isaiah 6:9-10. Jesus explained why he taught important truths by telling simple stories or parables. In Isaiah’s day, people had hard hearts, deaf ears, and blind eyes. They would not accept God’s Word and way. Jesus taught in parables in order to make God’s words easy to understand and to obey.