16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? (Ref. Mark 2:14-20)
“For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon!’ “The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Behold, a gluttonous man and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ “Yet wisdom is vindicated by all her children.” (Luke 7:33-35)
17 Don’t you see that anything that enters the mouth goes into the stomach and passes out into the latrine? 18 But what comes out of your mouth is actually coming from your heart, and that is what makes a person unclean. 19 For out of the heart come forth wicked thoughts, murder, adultery and other kinds of sexual immorality, theft, lies, slanders, blasphemies. . . .20 These are what really make a person unclean. (Matthew 15:17-20)
Some Christians and some sinners judge other Christians by what they eat and drink as well as who they eat and drink with. They are twisted, prejudice, confrontational, ignorant and confused and some are hypocrites.
Normally, whatever food or drink a person ingests in their body is expelled out of their body without any lasting harm being done. But what sins a person allows to enter their heart and mind tends to damage their soul and cause them to be wicked and twisted and separated from God. (Isaiah 59:2)
The hypocrisy is that many Christians condemn persons who drink, smoke or ingest numbing and intoxicating substances while they themselves take pain killers, stimulants, alcohol infused cough syrup, energy boosting drinks and pills and sleeping aids and sex enhancing drugs. Yet, they can’t see the hypocrisy of their hearts and the contradictions in their judgments. Their arrogance, prejudice and narrow-mindedness has blinded them to their own self-incrimination and condemnation. (Matthew 7:1-3)
Mankind, in her religious and earthly wisdom, judges unfairly because she can only look at things from their outward appearance and she judge them according her imperfect human perspective. However, the LORD looks at the heart. (1 Samuel 16:7)
Regardless of who you are or what titles you hold or what prestige and honors you enjoy or how good you look to the world or how the world has celebrated you or condemned you or labeled you, God knows the real you. God knows your attitude, intentions and plans. God knows your heart.
You cannot tell who I am by what I eat or drink or who I eat or drink with. You can only know me when you learn to listen to my heart.