Read Matthew 23:1-12
“Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach. They crush people with unbearable religious demands and never lift a finger to ease the burden. “Everything they do is for show. On their arms they wear extra wide prayer boxes with Scripture verses inside, and they wear robes with extra long tassels. And they love to sit at the head table at banquets and in the seats of honor in the synagogues. They love to receive respectful greetings as they walk in the marketplaces, and to be called ‘Rabbi.” (Matthew 23:1-7 NLT)
Hello, family, Jesus is warning the crowd about the Religious leaders. They are wrapped up in their pride. Too caught up in speaking scripture and never living it! They love their titles give to them by man, but that is all it is a title that has nothing to stand on. Everything looks great on the outside but inside they are all jacked up! People like this are still around today.
Jesus did not teach “Do as I say and not as I do.” He taught “Do as I do!” Jesus was constantly setting the example that we should follow! Don’t be a hypocrite! We will be just as bad as the religious teachers. Pride can lead to hypocrisy and they both have no place in the Kingdom of God!
Much Love & God Bless
Music to Listen to: This I Believe (The Creed) Lyric Video