Mark 7:14-37

Our scriptural emphasis today tells us about how Jesus emphasized to the multitude that what they ate didn’t have the power to defile them rather that which came out from their mouth .When He had left the multitude, his disciples followed him into a house and asked for further explanation stressing the things that proceed from the heart which includes: evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, railing pride, foolishness that cause defilement.

A woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit pleaded with Him to heal her daughter. Jesus spoke the word of healing; the woman believed it and the girl was healed. .
Jesus later went to the Sea of Galilee where he met with a deaf and dumb man in the multitude. He took him aside from the multitude privately and healed him. Everyone testified of the perfect works of Jesus.

Life Application
God is interested in what goes on in your heart so guard your thoughts. Do not give room to evil thoughts so you will not be defiled. Faith in the Word of God will give you the miracle you need regardless of your race or tribe. For you to experience your desired miracle, you need to be separated from the crowd. You must ensure you have a personal relationship with God. His works are perfect.

Personal declaration
Lord Jesus, as I separate myself unto you, my ears are open to your Words and my mouth shall testify of your perfect works in my life.

Reading – Mark 7:14-37

14 Again Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen to me, everyone, and understand this. 15 Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.” [16] [a]

17 After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Jesus Honors a Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith

24 Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.[b] He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an impure spirit came and fell at his feet. 26 The woman was a Greek, born in Syrian Phoenicia. She begged Jesus to drive the demon out of her daughter.

27 “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.”

28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.”

29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”

30 She went home and found her child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.

Jesus Heals a Deaf and Mute Man

31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyre and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galilee and into the region of the Decapolis.[c] 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.

33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.

36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”


  1. Mark 7:16 Some manuscripts include here the words of 4:23.
  2. Mark 7:24 Many early manuscripts Tyre and Sidon
  3. Mark 7:31 That is, the Ten Cities

All scriptural passages are taken from the NIV version of the bible.