“It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart.”
- Mark 7:15
This is one of the many places in the bible where Jesus says He wants our hearts. He doesn’t want our rules and religion, He just wants us to know and love Him, and from that love others. He wants a change in our hearts, not in the way we eat, or the number of steps we take on the Sabbath. He wants us to offer ourselves completely to Him, so we can be changed by Him, act like Him, and love like Him. So we need to focus on having a heart for God, rather than counting every single good deed we do. Because from a good, Jesus-loving heart, comes good, Jesus-honouring deeds.