Friday, September 6, 2013

Woe to the Pharisees part three - don't miss the camel on the plate.

Matthew 23:23-24

Woe to the hypocrites - the scribes and the Pharisees  

They pay mint and anise and cumin tithes 

They neglect weightier matters of the law - justice and mercy and faith

They should have been doing both

They are blind camels who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel.

Jon Courson pointed out in his commentary that these two are smallest and largest unclean animals mentioned in Leviticus in 11.

They do all they can to make sure they are getting all the little gnats out of their food but they are missing the view of the big camel right smack in the middle of their plate.  

Lord please keep my eyes on You.  Help me not miss out on what is right in front of me that needs taken care of and not waste times on the little gnats that I wouldn't miss what is very important, doing both together:  justice, mercy & faith.  

Please help our family show justice and have mercy and faith in You.  

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