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Love Makes Everything Clean For You

As I continue to explore the extreme importance of love, the Lord keeps giving me exciting new information. Look at this passage! What does it say if not "love makes everything clean for you?"

            LUKE 11:37-41 (RSV)        "The Unclean Cup"
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        37
               While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with
               him; so he went in and sat at table.
        38
               The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first
               wash before dinner.
        39
               And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the
               outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are
               full of extortion and wickedness.
        40
               You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside
               also?
        41
               But give for alms those things which are within (inside
               the cup and dish); and behold, everything is clean for you.
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The Pharisee was complaining that Jesus did not wash before dinner. Jesus then criticized him for cleaning the outside of the cup and dish (meaning now the superficial appearance of his life, the external things) while leaving the inside (of his life) still dirty. Then Jesus switches back to the cup and dish, and refers to their contents, which would be some kind of food and drink. And then Jesus explains to him that if he gives that food and drink to the poor (one of Jesus' favorite examples of love), then EVERYTHING IS MADE CLEAN for him. All acts of love are represented in this example by the giving of the contents of the cup to the poor. So Jesus is saying that love makes everything clean. The reason we have not been taught this fact is that the early church did not understand it. They merely recorded Jesus' actual words without comprehending what He really meant by them! This is one of those little passages that carries a huge impact, once it is correctly understood. Jesus gave us several of these scattered around the New Testament. You almost get the feeling that very few people have ever understood what this passage means.
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