O - These verse comes from Jesus after some pharisee's and scribes ask him why his disciples don't ceremonially wash their hands before eating. He rebukes them because their traditions are over riding God's commandments.
A - The application is instantly piercing to my heart because I know my words have the power to destroy, and that what comes out of me is not always of God and comes from inside from the unclean ness of my own heart. I know the Lord is asking me to unload the baggage and stop taking it in. I must not harbor offenses and hold on to them tight, as when it comes time to speak and act, it is these offense that I vomit up and defile me, my witness, and does not honor the people God has called me to love.
P - Dear heavenly Father, thank you for today's lesson, may it be sealed to my heart. Lord I ask that you make my heart like Teflon, which not of the offenses my head thinks I am receiving I would allow to stick to my heart and later come out rotten trash. I pray all this in Jesus name, Amen.