A couple paid $2 million for a luxury condominium in Weehawken, New Jersey and decided to do some renovations on the unit. What was discovered hidden in the dwelling shocked them. Behind the walls they found bottles of urine, rodents and rotten food! The couple is suing a construction company for leaving behind such a hidden mess.
Jesus chastised the Pharisees for appearing to be clean on the outside, while harboring inner sins (Mark 7:1-23). He taught his disciples that it is what’s on the inside that matters most.
We can often hide our sins from others, but we can never hide them from God. Let’s be careful not to put up a facade that makes us look good on the outside. This calls for self-examination and honest repentance.
“For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”—Mark 7:21-23.