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First, ask God to see something you can apply to your life.
Then, read Mark 7.
Then, write down something you can apply to your life.
Then, read what I wrote:
- Historical — Jesus teaches that religion focuses on cleaning up how people look instead of transforming their heart and mind, then heals a non-Jewish woman’s daughter and a deaf-mute man.
- Doctrinal — This is true whether Jesus is in a person, relationship, or church — if Jesus is there, you can’t hide it: “From there [Jesus] arose and went to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered a house and wanted no one to know it, but He could not be hidden” (verse 24).
- Inspirational — I am reminded that every physical healing Jesus did pictures how Jesus healed me spiritually: I was like the non-Jewish woman (utterly undeserving of God’s grace) and the deaf-mute (unable to hear or communicate to God spiritually).