Matthew 23:23-24

September 4, 2008 at 12:12 am 2 comments

23″Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel. ”

How often does this happen in life today? We’ll do certain things because it’s the right thing to do, and because it’s easier to do, but when the right thing to do becomes difficult we entirely neglect it. How easy is it to go to church on Sunday morning, and then spend $4 on a cup of coffee rather than using the money to care for the widow and orphan? How easy is it to judge a brother or sister for crude language or sexual immorality and then watch a movie filled with the same filth you were rebuking moments earlier? It’s not right. Sin is sin no matter how we try to dress it up. Trust me, that camel is gonna hurt a whole lot worse when your body tries to get rid of it!

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lofter  |  September 4, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    Amen, Sis! I’m right there with ya!

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  • 2. annie  |  September 4, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    So true. It’s no wonder so many unbelievers consider Christians hypocrites… I mean, I hate to generalize people, but it’s what they see.

    The thing is that they don’t know everything. They don’t know that we sponsor a child in Africa or gave $100 at church that morning toward missionaries or bought double groceries this month to help fill the food closet that serves our communities poorest families.

    I think that as long as we are out there being a light and using our gifts and blessings to help others, God probably doesn’t mind us buying that $4 mocha, once in a while.

    (I’m not debating your point, though.)

    Reply

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